Tomás J. Torres Placa

Institute of Competitiveness and Sustainable Economy (ICSE-PR)
Executive Director

Tomás is an experienced licensed engineer with over 30 years of experience, and licensed professional planner. He graduated with honors from engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. He also has a Master’s Degree in Planning from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. He has experience in government and private sector as well as non-profit organizations. During his career he has worked in the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority; in the pharmaceutical and high-tech industry and as a consultant.

Mr. Torres-Placa participated in the three main initiatives that helped craft the new Puerto Rico energy policy, including the development in conjunction with Rocky Mountain Institute of the Public Collaborative for Puerto Rico’s Energy Transformation, and active participation on the Puerto Rico Senate Advisory Committee and the Southern States Energy Board Blue Ribbon Task Force. He is former member of the Puerto Rico Planning Board; has lectured in Puerto Rico and abroad, highlighting energy and planning issues; and chaired for two years the Energy Committee at the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association. On March 2019, he became the Consumer Representative on the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) Governing Board. Tomás currently serves as executive director of the Puerto Rico Institute for a Competitive and Sustainable Economy (ICSE-PR).