The Regulatory Body Steering Puerto Rico’s Energy Future Is in the Midst of a Makeover

Green Tech Media:  One month after José Román Morales left his position as interim chair of Puerto Rico’s Energy Commission (PREC), the body that regulates its utility and energy policy, his departure looks to mark the beginning of a period of more extensive change for the commission.

Two laws passed in late June will update responsibilities for PREC.

The first law allows selling generation assets now owned by the island’s utility, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), to private companies and opens the possibility of a concessionaire running its transmission and distribution systems.

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