Act 17-2019 establishes Puerto Rico’s new energy public policy. Based on the need to establish a process for the development and approval of long-term integrated planning of the Island’s distribution resources, the Energy Bureau of the Public Service Regulatory Board determined it convenient to begin a formal regulatory process for these purposes.
As a prelude to the beginning of the formal regulatory process, the Energy Bureau will gather input from different interest groups in the energy sector prior to the publication of a draft proposal for regulation through Stakeholder Workshops.
Below you can find documents related to the Stakeholder Workshops:
- Agenda – August 16, 2019. (press here)
- Materials presented during the August 16, 2019 Workshop. (press here)
- Agenda – September 13, 2019 (press here)
- Materials presented during the September 13, 2019 Workshop. (press here)
- Agenda – October 11, 2019 (press here)
- Materials presented during the October 11, 2019 Workshop. (press here)
- Agenda – November 7, 2019, Electric Resiliency Working Group. (press here)
- Agenda – November 8, 2019, Hosting Capacity Working Group. (press here)
Covers fundamentals of AC power, smart grids, grid components and emerging grid technologies.
|Utility Distribution Planning 101||
Describes the electric utility’s distribution system planning process.
|Modern Distribution Grid Volume III: Decision Guide||
Presents considerations for the rational implementation of advanced distribution system functionality.
|DSPx: Planning for a Modern Grid||
Describes the need for and linkages between integrated planning and grid modernization.
|Distribution System Planning – State Examples by Topic||
Summarizes approaches or elements of electric distribution system planning that states have adopted in the context of grid modernization and higher DER penetration.
|Integrated Distribution Planning||
Paper developed to support the inquiry of Minnesota PUC into grid modernization and the evolution of distribution planning.
|PUC Distribution Planning Practices||
Describes the approaches taken by diverse states in grid planning and integrated distribution system planning.
|Walk-through of long-term utility distribution plans: Part 1 – Traditional Distribution Planning and Enhanced Analysis||
Provides examples of utility distribution planning activities using Xcel Energy’s Integrated Distribution Plan (2019 – 2028) as an example
|Distribution Systems in a High Distributed Energy Resources Future: Planning, Market Design, Operation and Oversight||
Offers a framework to consider DER growth and address its impacts in a logical sequence in order to guide distribution system evolution.