Authors: Bryndis Woods and AEC Staff
May 2019 - Present
Researcher Bryndis Woods and other AEC staff are preparing a report assessing the lessons learned from the Hawaiian utilities’ most recent Power Supply Improvement Plan (PSIP) for use in stakeholder processes in Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s (PREPA) upcoming IRP filing. The report will examine the parallels between Hawaii and Puerto Rico’s island electric systems and outline how best practices in the Hawaiian context are relevant in the Puerto Rican context. Specifically, the report will: address the important role of local renewable generation for affordability and climate resiliency; carefully consider the treatment of distributed renewable generation; assess the degree of reliance on imported gas and its underlying cost assumptions; and carefully consider the treatment of oil to gas conversion, including its costs and feasibility.