PR: Major renovation of net metering, interconnection underway


Puerto Rico’s Energy Commission, which began operating in December 2014, has approved an order requiring the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority to amend its rules for net metering and interconnection. The order requires PREPA to evaluate interconnection applications according to the FERC’s SGIP procedures, and to meet practices recommended by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. In addition, PREPA must: (1) revise and evaluate the need to establish an aggregate net metering cap; (2) include aggregate or virtual net metering in its existing net metering program; (3) establish a shared renewables program; (4) eliminate the requirement to establish a disconnect switch for most solar PV systems up to 300 kW; and (5) establish expedited, plug-and-play procedures for residential and commercial rooftop PV systems up to 10 kW.

Puerto Rico’s Energy Commission was created as a result of the Puerto Rico Energy Transformation and RELIEF Act, enacted in May 2014.