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Puerto Rico awaits first procurements to add 3.75 GW solar, 1.5 GW storage

Puerto Rico regulators ordered the utility PREPA to procure solar and storage, although the utility’s board chairman says the island’s grid can support only a fraction of the mandated amount. January 18, 2021 William Driscoll The Puerto Rico Energy Bureau ordered the utility PREPA to issue six procurements in the next 30 months, totaling 3.75 …

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Morning Brief: FERC loses commissioner with no replacements in sight, Improving utility-scale bifacial modeling

Also in the brief: Puerto Rico chooses solar over gas in grid redesign, U.S. clean power giants to join forces to build lobbying muscle. September 8, 2020 Eric Wesoff Image: Wikimedia Commons Improving utility-scale bifacial modeling best practices: Researchers from Array Technologies, PV Lighthouse, and CFV Labs recently concluded a long-term bifacial solar field study. …

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Puerto Rico plans stop short of the grid of the future

Electric utilities have a big problem. They are allowed to earn a rate of return on supplying electricity to customers, often with a monopoly on supply of power, but as part of this social grant they are supposed to deliver this power reliably. And as natural disasters such as storms and wildfires increase in severity …

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