Puerto Rico Energy Bureau

Puerto Rico citizens’ groups challenge utility plan for 500 MW of temporary generation

At least two renewable energy firms decided not to bid on the utility’s procurement, which calls for generation equipment with a 90% capacity factor. A former chairman of the Puerto Rico Energy Bureau also comments on the plan, and shares his vision of Puerto Rico reaching 100% renewables by 2030. May 26, 2020 William Driscoll …

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Sunrun proposes solar+storage virtual power plants across Puerto Rico

Sunrun has proposed quick deployment of solar-plus-storage virtual power plants across Puerto Rico, while clean energy groups found the island utility’s resource modeling disadvantaged solar, and showed that Hawaii is deploying renewables at twice the rate proposed for Puerto Rico.  Their input came in the form of testimony on the draft integrated resource plan (IRP) …

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PREPA’s long-term plan is in chaos

Puerto Rico regulators have rejected the Integrated Resource Plan filed by the island’s utility; however the plan is also likely out of compliance with the island’s new 100% renewable energy law. In the interim, PREPA is moving to get gas plants online. April 2, 2019 Christian Roselund Utility long-term plans are often based on moving …

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