NESTOR DIAZ VS. LUMA ENERGY
Antonio Torres-Miranda is presently an Associate Commissioner for the Energy Bureau of the Puerto Rico Public Service Regulatory Board (Energy Bureau). Previously, Mr. Torres had been the Director of the Legal Advisory Division of the Energy Bureau.
Mr. Torres has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. He also has a master’s degree in engineering management from the Polytechnical University of Puerto Rico. In the 1990’s he passed the exam to be a Certified Energy Manager. He is presently a member of the Puerto Rico Professional College of Engineer and Land Surveyors.
Mr. Torres graduated with honors from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree. He is presently member of the bar of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and is a member of the U.S. District of Puerto Rico Federal bar.
He commenced his engineering work experience with the Department of Defense in a Naval base in Virginia were he designed industrial ventilation systems. He then went to New York to work with Kennetech Energy Management were he first commenced being immersed in the energy sector. He then transferred to Puerto Rico with Kennetech in which he conducted wind studies throughout the island together with U.S. Wind Power. He continued implementation of energy management systems in several industrial companies throughout Puerto Rico until Kennetech joined forces with Enron to develop the first privately owned power plant in Puerto Rico known as EcoElectrica. This 450 MW natural gas power plant included the development of the first LNG terminal in Puerto Rico.
He also worked as a contractor with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority in the development of a 42 miles natural gas pipeline.
Before joining the Energy Bureau Mr. Torres developed several natural gas projects in Puerto Rico.