Puerto Rico passes 100% renewable energy bill as it aims for storm resilience

Utility Dive: Puerto Rico has been rebuilding its grid following the widespread damage from 2017's Hurricane Maria, which left 1.5 million residents without power for almost a year. The new package of energy policies seeks to advance the transition from baseload fossil fuel generation to distributed clean resources.

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority's (PREPA) integrated resource plan (IRP) shows "a very renewables-friendly narrative," which "would have been unheard of before the storm, completely unheard of," Javier Rua-Jovet, Sunrun’s Puerto Rico public policy director, told Utility Dive.

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