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POWER DEMAND TO EXCEED AVAILABLE GENERATION THIS WEEK

LUMA will keep customers informed through social networks

San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 30, 2021 – LUMA, the company that since June 1 is responsible for operating and maintaining the electric power transmission and distribution system in Puerto Rico, estimates that the demand for electric power will continue being greater than the available generation, at least until Thursday, September 2, 2021.

Electric power generation continues to be the responsibility of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and other private generators.

When demand exceeds generation, available power supplies are distributed throughout the system by load shedding, which involves switching off parts of the grid in sequence to relieve pressure on the fragile power grid and ensure stable supply throughout the system.

Peak demand, which generally occurs in the late afternoon and evening, is estimated to exceed available generation at least through Thursday, September 2, 2021, causing rotating outages during peak demand hours.

When load shedding becomes necessary, LUMA will publish updates through its social media channels to keep customers informed about the affected areas and the expected service restoration times. Follow LUMA on Twitter @lumaenergypr and Facebook @lumapuertorico for the latest updates.

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About LUMA:

LUMA is a Puerto Rican company that, since June 1, 2021, operates Puerto Rico’s electric power transmission and distribution system. LUMA is a mission-driven company dedicated to transforming the electric transmission and distribution system to provide all Puerto Ricans with the reliable, resilient, and affordable power grid they deserve. As a customer-centric company, LUMA’s entire workforce is focused on safely delivering an exceptional customer service experience to our more than 1 million customers.