SEPA and Puerto Rico

Rebuild. Rethink. Reimagine


In September, 2017, Puerto Rico’s power grid was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

SEPA welcomes the opportunity to help Puerto Rico design a power grid that takes advantage of the latest technologies and business models to build a truly resilient and sustainable electric power sector.

Our Progress So Far

Build Back Better Report

In December, 2017 SEPA helped develop a restoration plan along with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for a better, more resilient grid.
You can learn more in our blog post by SEPA’s Jared Leader.

Read the Greentech Media article by Tanuj Deora, SEPA’s EVP and Chief Content Officer, about his perspective on Governor Rosselo’s plan for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA).

Vision for the Future of Power in Puerto Rico

As a member of the Puerto Rico Transformation Advisory Council, Julia Hamm, SEPA President and CEO, contributed to the development of a “comprehensive vision for energy market transformation.”
Read Julia Hamm’s statement on the Vision.

Light and Hope for Puerto Rico

SEPA employees and board members contributed $10,450 to the Light and Hope campaign to send solar powered phone chargers and lights to areas that still had no power.

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It’s going to take some serious collaboration

The key to rebuilding Puerto Rico’s energy grid is to ensure that the rebuild is done in a way that is compatible with the future envisioned by Puerto Ricans, and that the investments in immediate restoration do not lock in legacy solutions or become stranded assets.

With a long history in bringing stakeholders together, SEPA hopes to work in coordination with Puerto Ricans to see their vision for the grid turned into a roadmap that will meet their long-term needs.

SEPA’s 51st State Initiative may provide a framework for their effort.