Author Archive: Ingrid Vila Biaggi

Vice President Ingrid Vila Biaggi is an environmental engineer and Co-founder of CAMBIO, a sustainability non-profit based in Puerto Rico. She has held senior positions in civil society and government, including serving as chief of staff for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

IEEFA: Puerto Rico can provide resiliency to 100% of homes through solar expansion

Investing in renewables would lower costs, reduce price-volatility and provide resiliency to Puerto Rico

March 10, 2021 (IEEFA)—Investing $9.6 billion in distributed solar panels and batteries—funds that are already available from the federal government—could transform Puerto Rico’s electrical system into a resilient grid that provides every home on the island with a clean, reliable source of energy, according to a report released today. The report by Puerto Rico organization […]

IEEFA Puerto Rico: Washington and San Juan hid from the public actual spending on electric power system

Careless oversight and unfair award of natural gas contract sent up red flags

Trillions are being spent by Washington during the coronavirus pandemic, and oversight of the money remains a muddle. Even so, the public doesn’t have to wonder what happens when no one is watching — recent dealings in Puerto Rico remind us how favoritism can creep into the process and set up shop. In its first […]

IEEFA Puerto Rico: Utility PREPA gave unfair advantage to NFE in awarding $1.5-billion power plant contract

Actions circumvented rules, outside investigation urgently needed

June 10, 2020 (IEEFA) — A lucrative contract to deliver natural gas to a Puerto Rico power generation plant was awarded through a process plagued by irregularities that provided unfair advantages to a company with limited experience on the island, according to a report co-authored by Tom Sanzillo of the Institute for Energy Economics and […]

IEEFA Puerto Rico: la AEE le brindó una ventaja injusta a NFE al adjudicar un contrato de generación de energía por $1,500 millones

Las acciones burlaron la reglamentación por lo que urge una investigación externa

10 de junio de 2020 (IEEFA) – Un informe publicado por Tom Sanzillo del Instituto de Economía Energética y Análisis Financiero (IEEFA, por sus siglas en inglés) e Ingrid Vila Biaggi de CAMBIO señala que la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica (AEE) adjudicó un contrato lucrativo para conversión y entrega de gas natural a una planta […]