DOE identifies possible microgrid opportunities in Puerto Rico

By District Energy posted 11-27-2017 00:00


Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge

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Credit U.S. Department of Defense


The U.S. Department of Energy has identified 200 potential microgrid sites in Puerto Rico, as part of an effort to rebuild and modernize the island’s devastated electricity system.

Bruce Walker, assistant secretary for DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, described the microgrid sites in a blog he posted last week on the DOE’s website.

Together, the sites represent 11 MW of capacity. The microgrids would serve key locations, such as water treatment plants and hospitals, according to Walker, who spent two weeks in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to help with power restoration efforts.

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