Puerto Rico Harnesses The Power Of The Sun For A Renewable Energy Future

Puerto Rico Harnesses The Power Of The Sun For A Renewable Energy Future

Puerto Rico Harnesses The Power Of The Sun For A Renewable Energy Future. Rivera says that especially after the hurricane, people realized they couldn't depend on Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority. As part of it, he says, PREPA will greatly boost the amount of power generated by renewable energy.

METKA EGN acquires 260 MW solar PV project in Australia

METKA EGN acquires 260 MW solar PV project in Australia

METKA EGN has completed or has under construction over 1 GW of solar projects in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas and Australia, as well as over 100 MW of storage projects in the UK and Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico’s Latest IRP Increases Solar and Storage Targets

Puerto Rico’s Latest IRP Increases Solar and Storage Targets

Though the most recent integrated resource plan (IRP) bears similarities to the previous version, the latest edition calls for higher deployment of solar and storage — which already rivaled some of the most ambitious plans for the mainland — and more flexibility associated with the natural-gas infrastructure it recommends.

Storm-ravaged Puerto Rico is committing to 100 percent renewable energy

Storm-ravaged Puerto Rico is committing to 100 percent renewable energy

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, the public utility in charge of the grid, had been struggling financially for years and was effectively bankrupt ahead of Hurricane Maria’s landfall.

Puerto Rico goes 100% renewable as Trump Administration calls for more gas

Puerto Rico goes 100% renewable as Trump Administration calls for more gas

And according to P.J. Wilson, the president of the Solar + Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA-PR), this is just the beginning. But while DOE Assistant Secretary Walker has said that his plans “could be at odds” with the 100% renewable energy law, SESA-PR’s Wilson does not see it that way.

Puerto Rico becomes latest US territory to aim for 100% renewable energy

Puerto Rico becomes latest US territory to aim for 100% renewable energy

“Today is a win for all Puerto Ricans,” added Lynn Jurich, CEO and co-founder of Sunrun, the nation’s leading residential solar and energy services company.“Leaders like Governor Rosselló have embraced clean energy technology like home solar and batteries ever since the deadly hurricanes in 2017 devastated the island and its entire electricity grid.

Puerto Rico Legislature Approves 100 Percent Renewable Energy Target

Puerto Rico Legislature Approves 100 Percent Renewable Energy Target

The law also requires that the island’s utility, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), must purchase renewable energy credits from solar installations to meet the RPS and nixes any taxes on solar production, solar panels or storage systems.

New Microgrid Initiative Launches in Puerto Rico Amid Energy Policy Uncertainty

New Microgrid Initiative Launches in Puerto Rico Amid Energy Policy Uncertainty

But other processes have also been delayed, like the integrated resource plan (IRP) for the island’s utility, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA). In the longer term, Castro-Sitiriche and his students are working with communities on three possible revamps to the energy system: individual systems, nano-grids that encompass five to 10 houses, and larger microgrids.

As Extreme Weather Forces Coal to Falter, Where Will Resilience Come From?

As Extreme Weather Forces Coal to Falter, Where Will Resilience Come From?

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s 2019-2038 integrated resource plan aims to rebuild the grid after Hurricane Irma and wean the island from fossil fuels through 2.2 GW of distributed solar and 1 GW of local energy storage, and projected reduced costs and increased resilience.

Final IRP Proposal for Puerto Rico Calls for ‘Mini-Grids’ and Rapid Solar and Storage Deployment

Final IRP Proposal for Puerto Rico Calls for ‘Mini-Grids’ and Rapid Solar and Storage Deployment

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) this week filed a final draft of its 2019 to 2038 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which calls for big deployments of solar and storage and a system of eight, distributed “mini-grids” to support the island during disasters.

Puerto Rico proposes largest solar, storage buildout in US with 20-year draft resource plan

Puerto Rico proposes largest solar, storage buildout in US with 20-year draft resource plan

Dive Brief: Dive Insight: The draft includes scenarios for the largest build-out of solar and battery storage in the country, according to the environmental advocacy group Sierra Club.

Puerto Rico Renewable Energy Plan Calls For Solar, Storage, & “Midi” Grids

Puerto Rico Renewable Energy Plan Calls For Solar, Storage, & “Midi” Grids

Puerto Rico Renewable Energy Plan Calls For Solar, Storage, & “Midi” Grids February 10th, 2019 by Steve Hanley Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm that obliterated the island’s aging and poorly maintained electrical grid.

Bringing Solar Power From Iowa Hog Confinements to a Yabacoan School

Bringing Solar Power From Iowa Hog Confinements to a Yabacoan School

Mark When Hurricane Maria struck, the vision of solar systems packaged in shipping containers suddenly had could be seen in a new context – not just near hog confinements in Iowa, but near schools in Puerto Rico.

Inside Puerto Rico’s Quest for 100% Renewables: A Clash Over Natural Gas

Inside Puerto Rico’s Quest for 100% Renewables: A Clash Over Natural Gas

Dr. Agustín Irizarry Rivera, a professor of electrical engineering at University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez and a contributor to the Queremos Sol report, said investing in fossil fuel plants now makes little sense.

Cyclone struck Puerto Rico aims for 100% renewables, but new rules favour gas

Cyclone struck Puerto Rico aims for 100% renewables, but new rules favour gas

The proposal is consistent with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s (PREPA) fiscal plan, which reduces the fossil fuel budget by $400 million to $500 million per year in order to bring the authority out of bankruptcy.

Hurricane Maria: 4 ways the storm changed Puerto Rico — and the rest of America

Hurricane Maria: 4 ways the storm changed Puerto Rico — and the rest of America

I think most of the people in Puerto Rico really appreciate what we’ve done,” a recent Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that eight in 10 residents there give negative marks to Trump; seven in 10 give negative marks to the Puerto Rican government’s efforts; and two-thirds are displeased with Democratic Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s response.

One Year After Maria, Puerto Rico’s Energy Future Still in Limbo

One Year After Maria, Puerto Rico’s Energy Future Still in Limbo

At the same time, Puerto Rico legislators are working on drafting energy regulations and policies to guide the privatization of the utility, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA). Hamm said Puerto Rico’s Public Private Partnership authority, working with PREPA, has helped coordinate those developments.

Trump’s continued indolent response to Hurricane Maria is our worst fears about him come true

Trump’s continued indolent response to Hurricane Maria is our worst fears about him come true

Speaking to reporters briefly at the White House, Donald Trump repeated the most consequential of the many lies of his presidency — that the federal government did a “fantastic job” in its response to last year’s Hurricane Maria catastrophe that killed nearly 3,000 people in Puerto Rico.