Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has sought approval for the launch of its next Request for Proposals (RfP) for renewable energy and energy storage resources.
It’s the second tranche of RfPs that PREPA intends to issue this year, after Tranche 1 was issued in February, seeking 1GW of renewables capacity and 500MW / 2,000MWh of energy storage. Tranche 2 would cover the procurement of at least 500MW of renewable generation capacity and at least 250MW of energy storage capacity with four-hours duration (1,000MWh).
PREPA is planning to present six tranches of procurement in total over three years, in line with its integrated resource plan (IRP), with a cumulative total of 3,750MW of renewables and 1,500MW of energy storage sought.
PREPA noted that even before the devastation wrought on the island and its electricity network in particular by the 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the energy infrastructure of Puerto Rico was already “inherently deficient”.