Tag: Puerto Rico

News and Policies, U.S.

In Puerto Rico, advocates want the clean energy revolution to be local

March 20, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

The U.S. Department of Energy has committed $1 billion to develop solar energy in Puerto Rico, to help the island meet its goal of 100% renewables and to add resilience to a system plagued by hurricane damage, poor maintenance and […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Is Puerto Rico Providing a Blueprint to Reinvent the Overall US Power Grid?

March 18, 2019

Via: Forbes

In the past, government support for microgrids has been fragmented, often hodge-podge collections of regulations, standards, and public policy. With the extreme weather events hitting the US over the past 8 years, states—as well as Puerto Rico—have enacted new programs […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Puerto Rico Mulls Shift to 100% Renewable Energy After Hurricanes

November 5, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

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 […]

Global, News and Policies

Hurricanes Cause ‘Apocalyptic’ Devastation to Caribbean Power Grids

September 26, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Last Wednesday, Hurricane Maria passed over Puerto Rico, bringing 140-mile-per-hour winds, pelting rain, and extreme flooding. After the storm moved on, Puerto Rico was left with “apocalyptic devastation” and absolutely no power. The island’s utility — already bankrupt before the […]