From pv magazine LatAm
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has launched a request for proposals (RFP) to allocate 1 GW of renewable energy capacity and 500 MW of storage.
The procurement exercise is being held in accordance with the Integrated Resource Plan, which was approved by the Puerto Rico Energy Bureau in August 2020. It is the second round of a tender scheme launched in February 2021. The deadline for the submission of proposals is Nov. 14. Selected developers will be awarded 25-year power purchase agreements.
The island’s grid has been changing since it was destroyed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Puerto Rican leaders and regulators have pushed to rebuild the island's power infrastructure with a stronger focus on renewable energy.
Under Act 17, which was signed into law in 2019, PREPA must obtain 20% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2022, 40% by 2025, 60% by 2040, and 100% by 2050.
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What the heck is PR thinking? They should be pivoting to distributed microgrids. I stead, they’re still going for large, expensive centralized installations when they’ve shown that the can’t manage centralized generation and distribution.
What a missed opportunity.
The problem here is that nothing has changed in the dinosaur old power grid. Luma Energy is getting paid for doing nothing! It doesn’t have the expertise needed to create a hurricane proof power grid. Fema’s millions to build a new power grid are been funneled out of the island while the grid cripples the island’s recovery while supporting the government corruption.
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