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Energy Bureau certifies renewable energy cooperative


In the initial stage, the cooperative will supply energy to 8 community members through solar panels installed on the roofs of the residences.

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San Juan – The Puerto Rico Energy Bureau (NEPR) of the Public Service Regulatory Board certified the San Salvador Energy Cooperative ‘Pirucho Coop’, in Caguas, which will provide electricity generation services with solar sources, in conjunction with systems storage, it was reported this Tuesday in a written statement.

In the initial stage, the cooperative will supply energy to eight community members through solar panels installed on the roofs of the residences.

All systems have a battery, an inverter, an isolator switch, and a counter. Seven of the systems have 14 solar panels, while an eighth system has 27 panels, NEPR reported.

“The Energy Bureau certifies the Petitioner as an Energy Cooperative. In addition, it authorizes the Petitioner to begin operations, in accordance with the provisions of Law 57-2014; Law 258-2018; Law 239-2004; Regulation 8701; and Regulation 9117 ”, was determined in Resolution NEPR-CT-2020-0003 issued by the NEPR.

The validity of the Certification will be subject to compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards, the submission of reports and required certifications, in addition to compliance with orders, resolutions, requirements, verifications and periodic inspections made by the NEPR.

“After evaluating the information presented by the Petitioner, the Energy Bureau determined that the projections used to calculate the electricity service rate are reasonable for the operation and maintenance of the proposed system. Furthermore, given that the energy cooperative will be offering service to residential customers, the proposed rate is not discriminatory among its customers, ”the Resolution indicates.

After several procedural steps, the NEPR approved the incorporation clauses and the regulations of the energy cooperative.



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