SEPA and Puerto Rico

Rethink. Reimagine. Rebuild.


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

Vision For the Future of Puerto Rico

As a member on PREPA’s Transformation Advisory Council, Julia Hamm contributed to the development of a “comprehensive vision for energy market transformation.”

The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts: The Value of a Transformation Roadmap

Join Julia Hamm as she envisions a potential future for Puerto Rico, untangles the “The Big Frickin’ Knot”, and discusses the importance of a transformative roadmap to accomplish these goals at the Puerto Rico Grid Revitalization & Investment Forum.


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 read the full report here. You can learn more in our blog post by Jared Leader.


PREPA’s Integrated Resource Plan: What you need to know

PREPA has engaged key stakeholders on the future of the energy grid in Puerto Rico as part of developing an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). SEPA’s Tanuj Deora shared his experiences on the first round of stakeholder meetings.

Light & Hope for Puerto Rico

SEPA employees and board contributed over $10,000 to the “Light and Hope” campaign to send solar-powered phone chargers and lights to areas that still had no power.

Transforming Puerto Rico’s Power Grid: The Art of the Possible in PREPA’s New Paradigm

Julia Hamm joined Fernando Padilla, Project Management Officer at PREPA, at the Puerto Rico Investment Summit in February, 2018 to discuss future deployment of renewable generation and the importance of a strong, independent regulatory board to protect customers and attract capital investment.

SEPA Announced as a Member of the Puerto Rico Energy Resiliency Working Group

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office announced the formation of the Puerto Rico Energy Resiliency Working Group in November, 2017. SEPA, along with various utilities, national labs, and experts in the energy sector, was selected to prepare a report identifying funding requirements and recommendations to rebuild a more resilient and reliable electric power grid on the island.

Grid Restoration and Resilience After Disaster

Listen to José Román Morales, Former President of the Puerto Rico Energy Commission, and Julia Hamm discuss the challenges ahead in rebuilding a more reliable and resilient electric power grid in this season 5 episode of Grid Geeks.

Restructuring the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA)

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

The Road to Restoration

In November 2017, Tanuj Deora, SEPA’s Chief Strategy Officer, shared his thoughts on the power grid restoration process at George Washington University’s Energy Future of Puerto Rico: Rebuilding the Electric Grid of the Island event.