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鈥檚 electricity sector.

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Update

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

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鈥檚 electricity market.

Tres elementos de una red el茅ctrica que funciona

La m谩s reciente falla masiva en el sistema el茅ctrico de Puerto Rico causada por el hurac谩n Fiona, el desencanto con el desempe帽o de LUMA, y la frustraci贸n general con el proceso de reconstrucci贸n y transformaci贸n de la infraestructura de la isla me llevaron a preguntarle a dos expertos en sistemas el茅ctricos en Espa帽a sobre las claves para lograr tener un sistema funcional.

Blackstart 2022: Lleg贸 la hora cero

El hurac谩n Fiona ha causado el colapso del sistema de energ铆a de Puerto Rico, otra vez. Lo triste es que sabemos lo que tenemos que hacer y no lo hemos hecho. Lee la columna de Sergio M. Marxuach.

Another Look at the PREPA-LUMA Agreement

CNE already published an extensive analysis of the operation and maintenance agreement, back on August 2020. Our objective with this new analysis is to provide a succinct evaluation of the situation today, analyze the options available to the government of Puerto Rico, and hopefully clarify some of the confusion surrounding the operation of this public-private partnership agreement.