1. PREPA IRP Proposes Segmenting Puerto Rico into Minigrids

    PREPA IRP Proposes Segmenting Puerto Rico into Minigrids

    Puerto Rico’s utility is calling for segmenting the island’s electrical grid into eight minigrids, myriad microgrids and installing more energy storage than is now in all 50 US states. The concept is outlined in a draft integrated resource plan that the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority plans to finalize and submit to regulators February 12.

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    1. PREPA's large central generators, located far away from load centers, made it vulnerable to disruption as we saw after Maria. Renewable energy microgrids will help to support resiliency in response to climate change, and access to critical services after hurricanes.
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