Hundreds of lights are installed in coastal municipalities to protect sea turtles

LUMA Energyin coordination with the turtle groups, has modernized hundreds of lights in coastal municipalities in order to reduce the risks for the sea ​​turtles and other endangered species, the energy consortium said this week in a press release.

At the moment, LUMA has installed luminaires “that comply with all applicable laws and contribute to the conservation of endangered species” in sea turtle nesting areas, specifically in the following municipalities: Aguada, Aguadilla, Arecibo, Barceloneta, Cabo Rojo, Camuy, Cataño, Ceiba, Dorado, Guánica, Guayama, Hatillo, Isabela, Juana Díaz, Lajas, Loíza, Luquillo, Manatí, Maunabo, Mayagüez, Río Grande, San Juan, Toa Baja, Vieques and Yabucoa.

The effort, which is part of the Community Public Lighting initiativeseeks to guarantee a safer environment for the reproduction and survival of these endangered species.

“This initiative brings significant improvements to public safety and energy efficiency in communities throughout Puerto Rico,” he explained. Heriberto González Méndezdirector of LUMA's Community Street Lighting initiative, in written statements.