Puerto Rico Energy Commission Lays Out Rules for Future Microgrids

"With power restored for just about half of the island’s residents, regulators look toward a remade grid."

"The Puerto Rico Energy Commission unveiled 29 pages of proposed regulations last week for future microgrid installations on the island.

The regulations, which are now open for 30 days of public comment, synthesized pages of responses received after a November 10 call for recommendations. Commission chair José Román Morales said it’s the most interest the not-yet four-year-old commission has received during a public rulemaking process.

The goal was to sketch a clearer outline for a tricky-to-define concept -- the term "microgrid" can refer to many types of generation islanded from the central grid -- as more developers eye installations on the recovering island."

Emma Foehringer Merchant reports for GreenTech Media January 8, 2018.

Source: Greentech Media, 01/09/2018