San Juan, Puerto Rico

PR-GRID 2020 marks a pivotal moment for the Puerto Rican energy market

Co-hosts New Energy Events and the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association are hosting the 3rd Puerto Rico Grid Revitalization & Investment Forum (PR-GRID 2020) against a backdrop of significant changes in policy and structure which will transform the future of the island’s energy sector.

In a silo, each of the variables impacting the market—Act 17, the IRP, the RSA, the T&D concession—are comprehensible. Together, however, it is unclear which provision and which institution exerts primacy.

If stakeholders and investors need anything, it’s clarity.

No less significant is the need for resiliency, thrown into sharp relief by the recent earthquakes that inflicted significant damage to PR’s generation assets. How is that need shaping investment decisions, e.g., distributed vs. centralized sources of generation?

PR-GRID 2020: What are we trying to achieve?

Ultimately, PR-GRID seeks to convene the players—state, federal and private sector—in a dynamic and interactive environment, to understand how the pieces of the puzzle fit together.

Additionally, we seek to:

  • Understand the goals set out in Act 17 and explore how best to achieve them
  • Weigh the relative merits of the energy mix options as laid out in the IRP
  • Discuss the implications of PREPA privatization for the grid and for investors
  • Get a complete picture of the regulatory environment and the role of PREB
  • Provide insight for international investors into the matrix of Puerto Rican and federal agencies and where the decision-making lies
  • Provide municipalities and commercial and industrial users with insight into distributed generation solutions, and examples of what has worked
  • Understand how the need for grid resilience is shaping investment in generation and T&D

PR-GRID 2020: Who will attend?

PR-GRID will gather all the key public sector entities, e.g. PREPA, PREB, the Legislature, FOMB, et al. PR-GRID will also gather large electricity end-users, specifically: municipalities and commercial and industrial entities.

Local and international investors, and providers of equipment and technology, and financial and legal services make up the key constituencies who will participate PR-GRID 2020.

PR-GRID 2020: Who will you meet?

Want to see who attends? Complete this form to view a list of the speakers and attendees who joined us in San Juan in 2018-19.

PR-GRID 2019 Highlights

Six Key Takeaways from the Puerto Rico Grid Revitalization & Investment Forum (PR-GRID II)

PR-GRID 2019 Photos


About PRMA/Industriales Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association is a non-profit organization established in 1928 with the purpose of uniting all Puerto Rico’s manufacturers and service industries into a strong and effective advocacy body. Today, PRMA is by far the biggest private association of industry leaders representing the interests of the private sector in Puerto Rico. For more information please visit http://industrialespr.org/about/.