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Puerto Rico Forum: Involve Puerto Ricans

IEEFA:

Key takeaways in a Washington, D.C., forum co-sponsored by IEEFA include the necessity of eliminating Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) legacy debt; the importance of the Puerto Rico Energy Commission’s role in overseeing PREPA’s transformation; and the need for the people of Puerto Rico to lead the development of a new vision for a modern energy system.

A recording of the forum, co-sponsored with the Institute for Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability of Puerto Rico, the Center for a New Economy, and the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association is available here.

Among the highlights: A presentation by Scott Hempling, an advisor to the Puerto Rico Energy Commission since it was established in 2014. Hempling’s remarks focus on the legal authority of the commission to oversee PREPA’s operations and to serves as the key regulatory agency in implementing reforms.

The forum also included a panel discussion on immediate rebuilding concerns and recommendations to Congress to the longer-term vision for a new energy system in Puerto Rico.

YouTube video: Puerto Rico: How Best to Get and Keep the Lights Back On?

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