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December 12, 2017

Ulupono Initiative Partner to Assist in Long-Term Planning for Puerto Rico

Categories: Energy

Published on Big Island Now on December 12, 2017

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority today named Ulupono Initiative General Partner Kyle Datta of West Hawai‘i on the Big Island to a new Transformation Advisory Council, which will assist in the development of a long-term vision and transformation execution plan for the power system in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

“I am honored to be able to help our island friends in Puerto Rico rebuild their electrical system to be more renewable, affordable and resilient,” Datta said. “In Hawai‘i, our experience in renewables and distributed energy will be valuable for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. Our island grids are similarly vulnerable to Category 4 or greater hurricanes, so we will learn many lessons from working with Puerto Rico.”

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