The majority of microgrids aren’t deployed immediately after a storm, and most still don’t include multiple clean energy technologies. After Hurricane Irma and then Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico and ripped out its electricity infrastructure, renewables developers quickly descended on the island to offer clean energy and resilient solutions such as battery storage, residential […]
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The utility’s latest integrated resource plan calls for 1,800 megawatts of solar and 920 megawatts of storage in its first five years. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) filed the latest edition of its 2019-2038 integrated resource plan late Friday. The report, prepared by Siemens, is a rework of a plan submitted in February, […]
Spring Cleaning Puerto Rico has a plan in motion to shut down its coal-burning power plants by next year. The Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act, recently signed by Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Roselló, puts the island on track to completely ditch non-renewable energy sources by 2050, according to The Rising — a heartening sign […]
The law now heads to the governor for signature. Puerto Rico today joined a small, but growing, cohort of jurisdictions pursuing 100 percent renewables when its House of Representatives approved legislation (PS 1121) that revamps the island’s energy system. Hawaii and Washington, D.C. are the only other U.S. localities that have the same ambitious target, […]
“If your goal is to get to 100 percent renewables by 2050, you should start investing in them now,” clean energy advocates tell the government. The number of jurisdictions pursuing a goal of 100 percent renewables keeps growing. Puerto Rico looks to be next, with a late November plan from the island’s governor and a […]