08 Jan '18, 12pm

Puerto Rico Energy Commission Lays Out Rules for a Future Microgrid Landscape

Puerto Rico Energy Commission Lays Out Rules for a Future Microgrid Landscape

Thee 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 -- a microgrid can refer to many types of generation islanded from the central grid -- as more developers eye installations on the recovering island. “There’s not a standard definition of what a microgrid is, not even on the mainland,” said Román Morales. According to the commission's regulation, “a microgrid shall consist, at a minimum, of generation assets, loads and ...

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