Puerto Rico blackout after fire at power station
|bbc.com 10 Jun 2021 at 21:42|
The Caribbean island has struggled with rolling blackouts ever since Hurricane Maria largely destroyed its electrical grid in 2017.
Some Puerto Ricans were left without electricity for nearly a year after the storm.
A private company - Luma Energy - took over operation and maintenance of the island s power system this month.
The company said on Thursday that the fire broke out at the Monacillo power distribution plant soon after the company website was hit with two million visits per second, in a cyber-attack known as a denial of service.