Client: Environmental Defense Fund
Liz Stanton, PhD
On behalf of Environmental Defense Fund, Clinic Director and Senior Economist Liz Stanton, PhD provided Applied Economics Clinic expert testimony to Docket 2018-0001 before the Puerto Rico Energy Bureau. In her testimony, Dr. Stanton recommended that the Energy Bureau reject Puerto Rico’s energy utility’s (PREPA) June 2019 IRP and require that the Utility submit a new IRP under a set of outlined instructions and conditions. Dr. Stanton concluded that PREPA must constrain all scenarios to follow Puerto Rican Law, must submit model runs with higher demand forecasts, must issue an all resource RFP for new generation and peak-shifting resources, and must hold stakeholder meetings for the general public for future IRPs, including meetings in Spanish.