Puerto Rico Energy Commission publishes draft regulatory framework for development of microgrids; seek comments

The Puerto Rico Energy Commission has published proposed rules for the regulation on microgrid development. The regulations will assist in microgrid development throughout Puerto Rico, following the prolonged and continuing outages from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Commission writes that decentralized and “islanded” systems can strengthen the resiliency of the electric grid, empower customers, and contribute to a rapid restoration of service after an outage. The regulations will provide a stable framework to encourage innovation and economic growth through continued investments in microgrid systems. 

Find draft regulations here