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SEPA Statement on Puerto Rico’s Final Regulation on Microgrid Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tanuj Deora, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), has issued the following statement on the release of the Puerto Rico Energy Commission’s final Regulation on Microgrid Development.

“Given the sense of urgency facing Puerto Rico with the upcoming hurricane season, SEPA applauds the Puerto Rico Energy Commission on its timely work on the final microgrid regulation, which reflects input from a broad range of stakeholders.

“We appreciate the commission’s leadership in tackling this important topic and having the foresight to have a tight scope on the microgrid rules. The final rules address short-term needs, specifically, allowing personal and cooperative microgrids that operate off-grid, and they provide the type of guidance needed to set the groundwork for Puerto Rico to become a model of sustainability.

“In the longer term, microgrid development will need to be incorporated into a customer-centric Integrated Resource Plan for Puerto Rico’s energy future. The full implications of this are yet to be determined, but SEPA looks forward to working with all parties to ensure these systems can efficiently interconnect to the grid, provide financial sustainability for all parties and become an engine for economic growth.”

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