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.

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 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.

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.

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.