A rapid remake of the hurricane-torn territory’s power supply won’t be easy, and a utility’s natural gas infrastructure plans could make the goal hard to meet.
When Hurricane Maria shattered Puerto Rico’s power grid in 2017, it set off the longest major blackout in U.S. history. The island territory’s political leaders faced a choice: rebuild the long-troubled centralized electric grid, which had been powered largely by imported diesel fuel and coal, or ditch the costly fuel imports and start over by building a more resilient grid powered by clean energy.
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Original Title: Puerto Rico Passes 100% Clean Energy Bill. Will Natural Gas Imports Get in the Way?
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