New $17.6B plan would rebuild Puerto Rico's grid with renewables, DERs

By District Energy posted 12-12-2017 12:15


Robert Walton, Utility Dive


An impressive list of utilities and groups have developed a $17.6 billion plan to rebuild Puerto Rico's electric distribution system, including a focus on resilience to withstand future storms and the inclusion of modern grid technologies and control systems.

The Puerto Rico Energy Resiliency Working Group (PRERWG) was formed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), whose administration is also pressing for the federal government to approve a $94.4 billion aid package to the embattled island.

The island's utility grid was destroyed by Hurricane Maria in September, but more than a third of the island's generation remains offline almost three months later.

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