Non-Profit Led by José Juan Terrasa-Soler MLA ’07 Receives Grant to Bring Energy Resilience to Puerto Rico
José Juan Terrasa-Soler MLA ’07 is Executive Director of the non-profit Resilient Power Puerto Rico (RPPR) who have recently been awarded $194,000 to develop additional microgrids in the mountainous region of Puerto Rico. The North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation recently awarded RPPR as one of their grant recipients due to their efforts of proving energy in Puerto Rican communities. RPPR has been working since Hurricane María (September 2017) to develop energy resilience across the neediest communities in Puerto Rico, by deploying solar microgrids and promoting sustainable and locally-controlled sources of energy.
Thirty-five 25-kWhr microgrids have been installed at community centers all over the Puerto Rican islands, providing critical community service centers with renewable and reliable energy. RPPR has also partnered with Rocky Mountain Institute to develop an energy toolkit to help local organizations in their transition to renewable, resilient energy sources. A recent article in Scenario Journal recounts the story. José Juan is also Director at Marvel Architects in San Juan.