U. S. DOE Releases PR100 Study Results and Possible Pathways to Puerto Rico’s 100% Renewable Energy Future

Source: U.S. DOE and FEMA

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the final report of the Puerto Rico Grid Resilience and Transitions to 100% Renewable Energy Study (PR100). This study was launched in February 2022 with funding from FEMA and was conducted with the expertise of DOE's National Labs. The two-year study concludes that Puerto Rico can successfully meet its projected electricity needs with 100% renewable energy by 2050. PR100 outlines possible pathways to achieving clean energy success, including grid stabilization measures and the deployment of distributed energy resources. 

The PR100 study involved the engagement of diverse local stakeholders regarding their priorities for their energy future; the generation of valuable data sets; and creation of advanced models to project scenarios for achieving 100% renewable energy. PR100 also includes an Implementation Roadmap, providing decision-makers in Puerto Rico with specific actions that can be taken to stabilize the grid, improve resilience, and achieve local renewable energy goals. The study also relied on extensive stakeholder input to ensure the results and Implementation Roadmap reflect local priorities for Puerto Rico’s energy transition. For more information, and to view the full study and interactive data visualizations, visit PR100.gov.