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Results of the Puerto Rico Distributed Energy Resource Integration Modeling Study

This webinar is part of series about the impact of the grants awarded under the FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, a pool of contributions raised by Filantropía Puerto Rico after Hurricanes Irma and Maria to support recovery efforts.

 

Cambio presented results from a technical and economic analysis to implement the Queremos Sol proposal which seeks to diversify Puerto Rico’s energy sources, while prioritizing solar energy from rooftops and energy storage in batteries, on top of efficiency, conservation and demand management measures.

The analysis concludes that it is viable to satisfy 75% of Puerto Rico’s electric demand via rooftop-based distributed generation solar systems by 2035. Watch the webinar to learn about how the study was conducted and the economic savings represented by this project for citizens, businesses and government.

Ingrid M. Vila Biaggi is a licensed professional engineer, co-founder and president of Cambio, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable and responsible actions in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. She holds a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University and an M.S. from Stanford University.

Agustín A. Irizarry Rivera holds electrical engineering degrees from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (UPRM) (bachelor’s), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (master’s) and Iowa State University, Ames (Ph.D.), in addition to being a professor at UPRM’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computers since 1997.

Watch the webinar in Spanish here

We also share additional resources that Cambio has developed to inform the government and the general public about these findings, and a news article that local newspaper El Nuevo Día published about the analysis.

If you are a grantmaker seeking to improve the lives of the marginalized, become a member to connect with other philanthropic entities and amplify your impact.

Speakers

Ingrid M. Vila Biaggi

Ingrid M. Vila Biaggi

Co-founder & President, Cambio

Agustín A. Irizarry Rivera

Agustín A. Irizarry Rivera

Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

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