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The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) approved its Regulation for the Interconnection of Generators to the Electric Transmission and Sub-transmission System for the Net Metering Program (“Regulation No. 8374”) to become effective on August 8, 2013. Regulation No. 8374 establishes the criteria and technical requirements for the interconnection of renewable energy generators of up to 5 megawatts (MW) participating in PREPA’s Net Metering Program, and connecting to its 115 kilovolts (kV) electric transmission or 38 kV sub-transmission system.
Regulation No. 8374 was approved pursuant to Act No. 114 of August 16, 2007, as amended, ordering PREPA to increase the capacity of net metering projects connecting with PREPA’s electric transmission and sub-transmission system to 5 MW. Regulation No. 8374 establishes generation system tests, modifications and maintenance, insurance requirements, sample forms and penalties, among other technical and legal provisions.
PREPA’s Regulation for the Interconnection of Generators to the Electric Distribution System (Regulation No. 7544) covering distributed generation projects of not more than 1 MW connecting to PREPA’s 13.2 kV electrical distribution system continues to be in force with respect to such projects. So is PREPA Regulation No. 7579,Regulation to Establish the Net Metering Program covering private renewable energy sources that wish to participate in PREPA's net metering program with projects of not more than 25 kilowatts for residential clients, and not more than 1 MW, with respect to commercial, industrial, agricultural, educational and hospital facilities.
Please contact the members of Fiddler’s Energy and Utilities Practice Group if you have any questions or needs regarding net metering or other energy project developments in Puerto Rico.
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