The Energy Bureau of the Puerto Rico Public Service Regulatory Board (“Energy Bureau”), pursuant Act 57-2014, as amended, known as the Puerto Rico Energy Transformation and RELIEF Act and Act 38-2017, known as the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act of the Government of Puerto Rico, proposes to adopt the Regulation for Energy Wheeling.
On March 1, 2019, the Energy Bureau issued a proposal for the Regulation on Wheeling. Because of the fact that Act 17-2019, known as the Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act, was enacted after the Energy Bureau issued its proposed Regulation, the Energy Bureau determined necessary to adapt the proposed Regulation to the new Puerto Rico energy public policy. As such, the Energy Bureau has developed a new proposal for the Regulation for Energy Wheeling, which shall govern the wheeling mechanism in Puerto Rico. The new proposed Regulation aims to implement wheeling to make independent power producers able to sell energy directly to industrial and large commercial customers, using the Puerto Rico electric grid to transport said energy.
The text of the Proposed Regulation is available for public scrutiny at the Energy Bureau’s Clerk Office, located at the World Plaza Building, 268 Muñoz Rivera Ave., Plaza Level Suite 202, San Juan, PR 00918. The working hours of the Energy Bureau are between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on business days. The Proposed Regulation will also be published along this Notice on the Energy Bureau’s Internet website, www.energia.pr.gov.
During a thirty (30) day period, starting from the publication date of this Notice, any interested person shall be able to submit comments in writing about the proposed Regulation. Comments must be addressed to the attention of Edison Avilés Deliz, Chairman, and shall be filed by electronic mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org; by the Energy Bureau’s electronic filing tool at: https://radicacion.energia.pr.gov/; by postal mail addressed to the Puerto Rico Energy Bureau’s Clerk’s Office at World Plaza Building, 268 Muñoz Rivera Ave., Plaza Level Suite 202, San Juan, PR 00918; or in person at the Energy Bureau’s Clerk’s Office, located at the address above. Any person interested in submitting replies to comments filed within the aforementioned period shall do so within ten (10) days following the close of the general commenting period, through the means identified above for the submission of comments.
In addition, the Energy Bureau will hold a public hearing on August 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at its Hearing Room located at World Plaza Building, 268 Muñoz Rivera Ave., Eight Floor, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Any person interested in participating in the process may appear at the public hearing.