New Microgrid Initiative Launches in Puerto Rico Amid Energy Policy Uncertainty

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The Environmental Defense Fund plans to help build low-carbon microgrids in Puerto Rico, amid delays on 100% renewable energy legislation, PREPA’s IRP and microgrid interconnection rules.

The Environmental Defense Fund today announced a new initiative in Puerto Rico that aims to foster collaboration on low-carbon microgrid projects in rural communities.

This month, Puerto Rico’s Senate passed PS 1121, a law that mandates 100 percent renewables by 2050 (renewables stood at about 2 percent in 2017, according to the Energy Information Administration). The legislation also aims to empower “prosumers” with strengthened policies for net metering and interconnection of solar, storage and microgrid projects…

An excerpt from GTM