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Notice Concerning the Publication of a Regulation

The Puerto Rico Energy Commission, pursuant to Act 57-2014, as amended, known as the Puerto Rico Energy Transformation and RELIEF Act, and Act 38-2017, known as the Uniform Administrative Procedure Act, has adopted the Regulation on Electric Bill Review Procedures issued by Puerto Rio Electric Power Authority during Emergency Situations. This Regulation took effect on the date of its approval by virtue of Art. 3 of Act 3-2018, and Art. 2.13 of the Uniform Administrative Procedure Act of the Government of Puerto Rico.

The purpose of this Regulation is to establish the rules that will govern the mechanisms and procedures that the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (“PREPA”) will make available to its customers to respond and resolve disputes arising in relation to bills issued during an emergency, as defined in this Regulation, and related to the energy charge measured by the client’s meter but which was not the product of generation and distribution by PREPA.

The text of this Regulation is available for public scrutiny at the Puerto Rico Energy Commission, located in the Seaborne  Building, 268 Muñoz Rivera Ave., Plaza Level  Suite 202, Hato Rey, PR 00918. The working hours of the Puerto Rico Energy Commission 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 Regulation will also be published along this Notice on the Commission’s Internet website, www.energia.pr.gov.

During a period of thirty (30) days, starting from the publication date of this Notice, any interested person shall be able to submit comments in writing or request an oral hearing concerning the aforementioned Regulation, along with those justifications that, according to the requesting party, merit an oral hearing, to the attention of Mr. Edison Aviles-Deliz, PE, Esq.., Iterim Chairman, 268 Muñoz Rivera Ave., Plaza Level  Suite 202, Hato Rey, PR 00918, or by electronic mail at: comentarios@energia.pr.gov.

Section 2.1 of Act No. 38-2017, requires the publication of this notice.