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.