Energy Bureau authorizes 9 solar energy projects
By The Star Staff
The Puerto Rico Energy Bureau (PREB) approved a resolution and order over the weekend authorizing the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREB) to build a total of nine solar energy projects that were presented and have been managed in accordance with the Comprehensive Energy Plan and Public Policy.
Likewise, a two-week extension was authorized Saturday in response to a PREPA request to complete the evaluation of five additional projects for which the public corporation has expressed that it is waiting for additional information required to formalize the established contracts.
In total, the 14 projects subject to the determination must handle a capacity of 795.91 megawatts.
PREB Chairman Edison Avilés Deliz noted that the aforementioned resolution and order “also expresses the reasons why an extension request in which the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority intended to wait for an additional study to be prepared by LUMA [Energy] was denied with regard to two additional projects.”
“The Bureau has the obligation to avoid inexcusable delays in the implementation of public policy to promote a greater number of renewable energy projects that benefit the people of Puerto Rico and our environment,” Avilés Deliz said.