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  • What is a resilient energy system?
    It is a planned power system that can anticipate and prepare for major events such as storms, hurricanes, and earthquakes and has the ability to adapt to changing conditions and to withstand, respond, and recover quickly allowing continuity of service or rapid restoration of power.
  • What is a prosumer?
    Refers to any user or consumer of the Electrical System that has the capacity to generate electrical energy for their own consumption and, in turn, has the ability to supply any excess energy through the electrical network.
  • What is distributed generation?
    Generation of energy that feeds the distribution network from an installation of an energy source close to the place where it will be consumed.
  • What is a distributed network?
    A distributed grid is a system designed to supply electricity to consumers using distributed generation resources.
  • What is a microgrid?
    Microgrids are localized electrical grids that can operate while disconnected or connected to the main grid. Because they can operate while the main grid is down, microgrids can strengthen grid resiliency and help mitigate grid disturbances, as well as function as a grid resource for faster system response and recovery.
  • What is energy efficiency?
    Decrease in the use of energy attributable to the replacement of appliances and equipment, modernization of technology or a better operation of existing materials and equipment, or any other program developed and implemented in order to reduce energy consumption.
  • What is the fair rate determined by law?
    Rates less than twenty cents per kilowatt/hour (20¢/kWh)
  • What does the law mean when it says that you must have an “open” electrical system?
    It means that the Puerto Rico Electric System cannot be a vertically integrated monopoly and neither can a horizontal monopoly be established in the generation function. Therefore, an open system allows private electricity service companies, distributed generators, and microgrids to interconnect to the transmission and/or distribution network under non-discriminatory conditions.
  • What laws does this law amend?
    Act No. 83 of May 2, 1941, as amended, known as the "Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Act" Law 114-2007, as amended, known as the “Net Metering Program Law in the Electric Power Authority” Law 82-2010, as amended, known as the "Public Policy Law for Energy Diversification through Sustainable and Alternative Renewable Energy in Puerto Rico" Act No. 83 of July 19, 2010, as amended, known as the "Puerto Rico Green Energy Incentives Act" Law No. 1 of January 31, 2011, as amended, known as the “Internal Revenue Code for a New Puerto Rico” Act 57-2014, as amended, known as the "Puerto Rico Energy Transformation and RELIEF Act" Law 120-2018, known as the "Law to Transform the Electric System of Puerto Rico" "Act for the Implementation of the Puerto Rico Public Service Regulatory Board Reorganization Plan”
  • What is a Renewable Energy Portfolio?
    It means the mandatory percentage of sustainable renewable energy or alternative renewable energy required from each retail energy provider. 40% for or before 2025 60% for or before 2040 100% for or before 2050
  • Why are solar equipment exempt from the IVU?
    Law 17-2019 amended the Internal Revenue Code to establish that solar electrical equipment used to produce and/or store electrical energy, including its accessories and parts, will be exempt from the Sales and Use Tax (IVU). This is with the purpose of enabling the users of the energy service to be able to produce and participate in the generation of energy, making it a priority for the Country to move to new sources of energy.
  • Why is it necessary to diversify energy sources in Puerto Rico?
    The diversification of energy sources aims to face the energy crisis due to the dependence on fossil fuel, which has caused the country's economy to be dangerously vulnerable to the instability of the electrical system, the volatility of energy costs, capital flight, and climate change. Likewise, by diversifying energy sources, our natural resources can be used and developed to the maximum for the general benefit of Puerto Ricans.
  • Why is it important to transform the electrical system in times of climate change?
    Environmental Responsibility promotes a transformation of the electrical system that aggressively reduces the use of fossil fuels and integrates generation with renewable sources to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, therefore addressing the problem of climate change.
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