RK Power with STAMFORD<sup>®</sup> provides critical power to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Published On: March 28, 2019

In 2017, during one of the worst hurricane disasters in many years, RK PowerGenerator Corp. partnered with STAMFORD | AvK to provide critical power to the people of Puerto Rico. 

Hurricane Maria, stripped Puerto Rico power, crippled communications, and destroyed infrastructure. "Although the government and businesses were affected, the people were the oneswho suffered the most dueto the hurricane", emphasized Carlos Gómez, Marketing Manager of RK Power. The most crucial challenge was to provide emergency healthcare to the population when hospitals didn't have utility power.

The need for reliable power led the Professional Hospital in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico to request 3 x 500kW standby generator sets from RK Power utilising three STAMFORD® HCI534E1 alternators.

RK Power designs, manufactures, and services generator sets for the residential, commercial, and industrial market in Puerto Rico. Their expertise and team of qualified professionals enabled them to play a crucial role in the aftermath of the hurricane on the island. Their partnership with STAMFORD | AvK is built on the need to provide customers with reliable and quality products.

STAMFORD’s standard 3 year warranty on all S-range alternators is a testament of our quality and performance. This is why RK Power has chosen STAMFORD | AvK as their primary supplier of alternators.

In the weeks following the hurricane, resuming business operations was challenging given the severely limited electric and communication systems on the island. Ruben Aguilar, President of RK Power, and his team worked tirelessly to find ways to meet customers’ overwhelming demand for gensets. The collaboration and teamwork with STAMFORD | AvK was vital in ensuring inventory was replenished to meet customer demand.

STAMFORD | AvK worked diligently to get product delivered to the island expeditiously. Working through the severe conditions on the island, and teaming up with STAMFORD | AvK, RK Power aided the recovery of many homes and businesses.

In partnership with STAMFORD | AvK, RK Power offers their customers peace of mind when purchasing their generator sets. “We sold a lot of residential units. In Puerto Rico, STAMFORD® means quality! The final customer demands STAMFORD® because of its quality.” – Ruben Aguilar, President of RK Power Generator Corp.

In preparation for the upcoming hurricane season, RK Power is educating customers on the importance of advanced planning to protect their homes and businesses and is holding necessary inventory to support them. STAMFORD | AvK is proud to continue supporting RK Power in powering up Puerto Rico.