Grid Geeks Podcast S5E1

Puerto Rico: Grid Restoration and Resilience After Disaster

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When disaster strikes, what does it take a restore power to an entire island and rebuild a new grid, while taking steps to integrate resiliency and transform the system for the long-term. As Puerto Rico continues its efforts to recover and rebuild the electric grid after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, it has become a case study of resiliency. In this episode of Grid Geeks, I speak with Jose Roman Morales, Interim President of the Puerto Rico Energy Commission, and Julia Hamm, CEO/President of the Smart Electric Power Alliance, to learn more about the current state of the Puerto Rico electric grid, get an update on the efforts underway to make the grid more resilient, and have a candid discussion about the challenges ahead.

Related Links:

·     Puerto Rico Energy Commission

·     Smart Electric Power Alliance

·     Puerto Rico Energy Commission Regulation on Microgrid Development (Case No. CEPR-MI-2018-0001)

·     Build Back Better: Reimagining and Strengthening the Power Grid of Puerto Rico

·     SEPA’s 51stState Initiative

·     PREPA Transformation Advisory Council