Puerto Rico issues energy storage RFPs to shortlisted firms

Puerto Rico’s Public-Private Partnerships Authority (P3) issued a request for proposals (RFP) from pre-selected firms AES Puerto Rico, LP and Fluence Energy LLV, PowerSecure Inc. and Tesla Inc. 

The RFP calls for complete proposals for energy storage systems development and installation throughout Prepa’s critical substations. These project proposals must be specific, and include detailed plans for labour, interconnection, testing, and all other aspects of the project to ensure full functionality of these energy storage systems “no later than the second quarter of 2019”, announced the press release.

This energy storage renewal project comes after the Puerto Rico Electric System Transformation Act was signed on June 20th of this year, and preludes Puerto Rico’s energy system transformation into a “modern, sustainable, reliable, efficient, profitable and resilient one”.

“The development of a renewed energy grid requires concrete and viable reforms for the island. Through this RFP we allow pre-selected consortiums to present ideas and real proposals that will promote a new vision and action to transform our energy system,” said Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.