1937, marked the beginning of a new stage in the development of the public service
of electricity in Puerto Rico. In that year, the government began incorporating private electricity services into its system with the purchase of the Ponce Electric Company. It owned a steam central in Ponce to serve that city. It was the government's first Thermoelectric Power Plant.
In 1941, "Utilización"
concluded the construction of the Hydroelectric Power Plants Garzas #1 and #2
. By this time,
the construction of the
between Adjuntas and Peñuelas was concluded and
between Utuado and Arecibo was under construction.
" was able to accelerate the construction of electric power facilities with funds obtained from the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration. This agency was created in 1935 to reduce unemployment and develop an economic rebuilding program on the Island. Up until 1941, the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration had invested $230 million in Puerto Rico.
In 1942, started to operate
the Hydroelectric Power Station Dos Bocas
between Arecibo and Utuado.