Food Security for Puerto Rico Now

Congress should not make U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico wait to receive a fair portion of their daily bread until the next Farm Bill deliberations in 2028. The time for Congress to discharge its legal and moral obligations to Puerto Rico is now.

An Analysis of PR100 Summary Report

On February 7, representatives of the U.S. Department of Energy presented a summary of the findings of the PR100 Study. While the PR100 Final Report will not be released until late March, in this policy brief we highlight some of the findings of the PR100 Summary due to their importance and their potential policy implications for Puerto Rico’s electricity sector.

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Update

Now in 2023, the reconstruction and transformation of Puerto Rico’s electric power system is entering a critical stage, as several important processes—PREPA’s operational and financial restructuring; the commencement of large-scale projects to rebuild the grid; and the elaboration of a new Integrated Resource Plan—converge at a key point in time.

Desde el Caño, se reconstruye el país

Además de los numerosos premios internacionales que han recibido, y las múltiples reseñas, estudios y escritos que se han redactado, la experiencia del Caño se ha discutido como ejemplo en Brasil, España, Sudáfrica y en otras comunidades que enfrentan problemas similares en diversas partes del mundo. Ahora falta que muchos más aquí tomen nota y entiendan que, desde el Caño, se está repensando y verdaderamente reconstruyendo el país.

¿Quién celebrará a la Junta?

En mayo del año pasado, la Junta de Planificación de Puerto Rico cumplió 80 años de existencia y poco o casi nada se dijo sobre este acontecimiento en un país acostumbrado a festejar y reconocer cualquier cosa que se le venga a la mente a nuestros oficiales públicos. Lee la columna de Deepak Lamba-Nieves.

Analysis of PREPA Legacy Assets Public-Private Partnership Agreement

In this Policy Brief, we will present an analysis of the principal components of the Generation Operation and Maintenance Agreement, including the basic structure of the transaction; the compensation of the Operator; the estimated savings to be generated as a result of hiring a private operator to operate and maintain the Legacy Generation Assets; the planned decommission of most of the existing facilities that currently use fossil fuels to generate electricity in Puerto Rico; and the resulting structure of Puerto Rico’s electricity market.