Commissioners

Edison Avilés-Deliz, PE, Esq.

Chairman


Edison Avilés-Deliz obtained his Bachelor of Science in Science, Electrical Engineering, specializing in Power and Control Systems (BSEE) from the University of Puerto Rico in 1991, and a Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law in 1997. He also obtained a Master Degree (MA) in Diplomacy/International Relations/Business from Norwich University in Vermont and a Master Degree in Energy Law from Vermont Law School (LLM).

Avilés-Deliz is a professional engineer, and member of the Engineers and Land Surveyors of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bar Association, the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers, the American Bar Association, former Professor of Design of Distribution Electrical Systems in the Polytechnic University School of Architecture and former president of the Professional Responsibility Board of the College of Engineers and Land Surveyors of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. He is a senior member of the IEEE. He was President of the Electrical Engineers Institute of the CIAPR and President of the Puerto Society of Electrical Engineers. Avilés-Deliz is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Court for the District of Puerto Rico, and the United States Court for the First Circuit. He is also admitted to practice notary law in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Ángel R. Rivera de la Cruz, PE, Esq.

Associate Commissioner


Mr. Rivera earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Cum Laude, from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez and a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Mr. Rivera joined the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program in 1999. After commissioning, Mr. Rivera attended Naval Nuclear Power School and Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit, where he qualified as Engineering Officer – Submarines. Mr. Rivera’s duties while serving in the U.S. Navy Submarine Force included: Electrical Division Officer, Reactor Controls Division Officer, Damage Control Assistant, Electronics Materials Officer, Assistant Operations Officer and Assistant Engineer. In addition, he completed Prospective Nuclear Engineering Officer School in 2004 and a Master Degree in Engineering Management in December of the same year.

Mr. Rivera’s academic achievements also include a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico and a Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Puerto Rico Law School. He is a licensed attorney and a Licensed Professional Engineer in Puerto Rico.

From February to November 2014, Mr. Rivera worked as a Legislative Advisor of the Puerto Rico Senate. He was appointed as Associate Commissioner of the Puerto Rico Energy Commission on November 20, 2014. In June 15, 2016, Mr. Rivera was appointed for a second term as Associate Commissioner.

His military decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6), and various unit, campaign and service awards.

Ferdinand A. Ramos-Soegaard, PE

Associate Commissioner


Ferdinand Ramos-Soegaard attained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering (BSEE) graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA in 2000. His degree specialized in power distribution and telecommunications systems.

Mr. Ramos-Soegaard is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the state of Florida. Throughout his professional carrier Mr. Ramos has been involved in all aspects of the design, construction and maintenance of electrical distribution systems, including high voltage transmission lines and renewable energy interconnections to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority subtransmission grid.

Lillian Mateo Santos, Esq.

Associate Commissioner


Lillian Mateo-Santos obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, in 1993 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law in 1996. In 1999, she obtained a degree of Masters of Laws (LLM) in Environmental and Energy of the Tulane University Law School. Before joining the Puerto Rico Energy Bureau, Ms. Mateo-Santos was a member of various law firms. Her private practice was focused on energy, environmental, land use and permitting matters, including administrative law litigation.

On June 5, 2019, Ms. Mateo-Santos was elected 2nd Vice President of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC). She is a member of the American Bar Association and is admitted to practice law and notary law in Puerto Rico, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Our Commissioners

The PREC works as a collegial forum that currently consists of one (1) Chairman, Edison Avilés Deliz, Esq., and three (3) Associated Commissioners, Ángel R. Rivera de la Cruz, Esq., Lillian Mateo Santos, Esq. and Ferdinand Ramos Soegaard, PE.