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HILL ENERGY BRIEFING: Renewables Seen as Promising for PR Grid

Jan. 24, 2023, 11:04 AM

The Biden administration has released a progress report amid its pledges to address Puerto Rico’s power grid shortfalls—which have been in the spotlight thanks to widespread outages after Hurricane Maria in 2017, and Hurricane Fiona in 2022.

There is more than enough potential renewable energy in Puerto Rico to meet energy demand, according to preliminary findings from a Biden administration study released Monday. But that’s a tall order as the commonwealth’s energy grid currently depends almost entirely on fossil fuels, with renewables lagging far behind in last place among energy sources. The stakes are high as findings from the study ...