The Integrated Resource Plan proposed by the Electric Power Authority (PREPA) and approved with amendments by the Puerto Rico Energy Bureau (NEPR) will be essential for Puerto Rico to comply with the Clean Air Law that regulates concentrations of carbon dioxide. sulfur in the air.
This is because the Integrated Plan establishes goals and substitutions of energy generation with fossil fuel for renewable, according to the NEPR of the Public Service Regulatory Board, which served as the stage for a meeting between state and federal agencies to guide compliance with regulations in Puerto Rico on sulfur dioxide (SO2).
“In addition to being a guide for the transformation of Puerto Rico’s electrical system, the Integrated Resource Plan became a useful tool to achieve compliance with federal SO2 regulations,” said Edison Avilés Deliz, president of the Board of the NEPR. Regulatory Public Service.
The NEPR will ensure compliance with the Integrated Resource Plan, the roadmap for energy transformation and compliance with Law 17-2019, which establishes that by 2025 40 percent of the energy in Puerto Rico will be produced with renewable sources and that by 2050 it will be 100 percent.
This will result in a momentous change from fossil fuel to renewable energy generation, which will lead to greater compliance with the metrics established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on clean air.
The hybrid meeting – face-to-face and virtual – was attended by the members of the NEPR, Rear Admiral Peter Brown, from the United States Coast Guard; the administrators of the EPA in the United States, Peter López, and of the EPA in Puerto Rico, Carmen Guerrero; the secretaries of the departments of Transportation and Public Works (DTOP), Carlos Contreras, and of Natural and Environmental Resources (DRNA), Rafael Machargo; the regional administrator of COR3, José G. Baquero, and Jennifer DeCesaro, from the federal Department of Energy, among others.