Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Signs AMR Contract

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Signs AMR Contract

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) and Distribution Control Systems Inc. (DCSI) have signed a $50 million TWACS contract to bring AMR to Puerto Rico. PREPA selected the TWACS power line communications system for an initial three-year program that will install 700,000 AMR transponders, communications infrastructure and other services. A subsequent island-wide expansion of the system will take place over 5 to 8 years for PREPA`s 1.3 million customers. The total contract is estimated at $130 million. To manage the company`s direct and subcontracted resources and facilities on Puerto Rico, DCSI has formed a new subsidiary, Distribution Control Systems Caribe Inc. (DCS Caribe). Henry Hugues, formerly of Florida Power and Light, has been named vice president and general manager of DCS Caribe.

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