Puerto Rico Energy Commission Opens Docket on Microgrids and Distributed Generation

Puerto Rico's energy commission has opened a docket to investigate ways to encourage microgrids and distributed generation to build an energy system with more fortitude against hurricanes.

Island officials described the docket this week in testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Half of the island’s population remains without power two months after Hurricane Maria’s strike.

José Román Morales, acting chairman of the Puerto Rico Energy Commission, said that the island is trying to simultaneously both “restore and transform” the crushed power grid.

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