Consultant & Engineer
Throughout his tenor as Senator, Larry Seilhamer Rodríguez was immersed in energy issues. In that time, he served as president of the Urbanism and Infrastructure Commission, working directly with Act 82-2010 about green energy incentives. He was engaged in the discussion and approval of Act 57-2014, known as “Alivio Energético.”
As a licensed engineer he has been involved in topics related to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA). During the last quadrennial, he collaborated and participated in the investigation of the purchase and use of oil by PREPA performed by a Special Commission.
He is the former president of the Joint Commission for Public-Private Partnerships, during which time he launched an investigation with the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico on the Palo Seco Power Plant, evaluating the possibility of reopening the plant to address the emergency caused by hurricanes Irma and María. He was also the chairman of the Senate’s Energy Affairs Special Commission, in charge of Senate Bill 860 on the privatization of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.
He was a designated member of The Southern States Energy Board (SSEB), which is an interstate compact, composed of governors and state legislators from sixteen southern states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as a presidential appointee, which mission is to enhance economic development through innovations in energy and environmental policies, programs and technologies. He was also the author of Senate Bill 773 about Climate Change and its relationship to the energy system.