Ramón Luis Nieves

RL Legal and Consulting Services | Senate of Puerto Rico
Attorney at Law | Former Chair, Committee on Energy

Ramon-Luis Nieves (born in San Juan, 1975) served as state senator for the District of San Juan, Puerto Rico (2013-2016), Vice President of a financial institution (2004-2010), and has practiced law for almost two decades. B.A. Sociology (1996); J.D. (2000), University of P.R.

During his tenure in the Senate (2013-2016), he served as Chairman of the Committee on Energy of the Senate of Puerto Rico, and the Committee on Banking, Insurance, and Telecommunications. Nieves championed energy reform (Act No. 57-2014, sponsored by then Senate President Eduardo Bhatia), which created the Puerto Rico Energy Commission, as well as new mandates for PREPA and the energy sector. He sponsored Act No. 22-2016, which reformed and/or eliminated energy subsidies; included legislative mandates in Act No. 4-2016 to prohibit political intervention in PREPA (procurement, employees, fundraising) and; sponsored Act No. 133-2016 to facilitate net metering, and authorize microgrids and community-shared solar in Puerto Rico. As an advisor to senator Bhatia, Nieves collaborated in the drafting of Act 17-2019, the Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act.

Nieves currently practices law in the state and federal courts of Puerto Rico, and is running as a candidate for senator-at large in the primaries of the Popular Democratic Party.