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In Puerto Rico, a glimpse of the future of resilient energy

The Hill Summary After the devastation of Hurricane Maria, the island of Puerto Rico went dark. Much of the island remained without power for months, with the last areas re-connected to the grid nearly a year after the storm . More than $3.2 billion was spent getting on restorations...

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As 100% renewables mandate nears, Puerto Rico sees new microgrid initiative, resilience focus

Julia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive Summary When considering the future energy mix of Puerto Rico, worsening hurricane seasons and high levels of poverty in the territory are top of mind for energy experts. Distributed generation is critical to boosting energy resilience on the island,...

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Puerto Rico's Utility PREPA Plans to Divide Island Into Renewable Energy Microgrids

James Ellsmoor, Forbes Summary After the catastrophe caused by 2017’s Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Ricans were left without electricity for months. Now, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has put forward a plan to radically reform electricity access on the...

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Puerto Rico Mulls Shift to 100% Renewable Energy After Hurricanes

Emily Holbrook, Energy Manager Today Summary Regulators in Puerto Rico have introduced a clean energy bill that would put the island on the path to getting 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2050. The bill calls for 20% renewable electricity by 2025, 50% by 2040, and 100% by...

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Puerto Rico Issues Final Microgrid Rules as Hurricane Season Looms

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Puerto Rico regulators on Friday issued final microgrid rules to help boost development, as the island continues to struggle to recover from last September’s island-wide power outage following Hurricane Maria. The rules (CEPR-MI-2018-0001)...

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RFP: Microgrid Energy Distribution and Generation in Puerto Rico

Summary The Local Redevelopment Authority for Naval Station Roosevelt Roads is seeking one or more entities to manage on an exclusive basis and independently from PREPA, the electrical distribution system at the former Naval Station Roosevelt Roads and operate an independent microgrid in the...

RFP 2018-001_Microgrid Energy Distribution and Generation Roosevelt Roads.pdf

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Fairbanks Morse Delivers PoweReliability-as-a-Service Solution in Puerto Rico

Press Release, Fairbanks Morse SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fairbanks Morse - an EnPro Industries company (NYSE:NPO) and leading provider of solutions that are powering the world forward - announced today that it has delivered its PoweReliability-as-a-Service...

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Puerto Rico Energy Commission Lays Out Rules for a Future Microgrid Landscape

Emma Foehringer Merchant, Greentech Media Clean up and electricity restoration efforts in Puerto Rico are ongoing. Photo Credit: Flickr/The National Guard Summary Thee Puerto Rico Energy Commission unveiled 29-pages of proposed regulations last week for future microgrid...

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Can Waste-to-Energy Microgrids be the Missing Link for Puerto Rico?

Myles Mangram, Microgrid Knowledge Summary IQgrid’s Myles Mangram urges Puerto Rico to consider waste-to-energy microgrids as it rebuilds post-Hurricane Maria. The technology can simultaneously take care of two problems characteristic of storm-damaged areas: lack of power and an...

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MRC Responds to Puerto Rico Energy Commission's Microgrid Docket

On November 20, 2017, the MRC responded to a request from the Puerto Rico Energy Commission seeking input from stakeholders as it develops regulations to facilitate the development of microgrids and distributed generation for immediate power restoration and long-term transformation of the grid -...

MRC Reply to Puerto Rico Microgrid Docket 11.20.17.pdf