Puerto Rico needs microgrids and private buy-in for reliable energy

While Puerto Rico’s 3.7M citizens try to cope for now by getting electricity from diesel generators  — decisions will have to be made on how to rebuild the Island’s electric grid and how it powers a rehabilitated water and sewer system.

The usual approach is to rebuild the same system, just a newer version. But an opportunity exists to develop a system that will not only be less expensive but attract private capital so that it is “pay as you generate.”Segmenting Puerto Rico’s electric grid may be a much faster and more reliable rebuilding approach.

Read more at The Hill

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