Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority ( PREPA) —Spanish: Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica ( AEE)— is an electric power company and the government-owned corporation of Puerto Rico responsible for electricity generation, power transmission, and power distribution in Puerto Rico. PREPA is the only entity authorized to conduct such business in Puerto Rico, effectively making it a [1 ] government monopoly. The Authority is ruled by a Governing Board appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate of Puerto Rico, and is run by an Executive Director.
Overview [ edit ]
PREPA serves close to 1.5 million customers [ through several power plants: ] citation needed [2 ] [3 ] [4 ]
The public corporation also provides
fiber optic broadband to private carriers through one of its subsidiary, PREPA Networks. PREPA is also studying the possibility of selling energy to the United States Virgin Islands with the installation of an underwater power cable between Fajardo and the island of St. Thomas—similar to the power cable with which it services its clients in Vieques and Culebra, which are also islands.
History [ edit ]
PREPA was originally named the
Puerto Rico Water Resources Authority (PRWRA) — Spanish: ( Autoridad de las Fuentes Fluviales AFF)— which was created by Law No. 83 of May 2, 1941 during the governorship of [12 ] Rexford G. Tugwell. Government-owned, PRWRA unified diverse regional and local electric power companies into one unified electric grid.
Labor unions [ edit ]
There are four
labor unions that represent the workers from the authority exclusively UTIER, UITICE, UEPI, and UPAEE. [13 ] [14 ]
External links [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Press Release". AES Solar. September 30, 2011 . Retrieved September 7, 2013.
^ a b "Central Aguirre" (in Spanish). Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority . Retrieved September 2, 2013.
^ Kantrow, Michelle (March 12, 2013). "Punta Lima wind farm sold to Sovereign Bank for $88M". News Is My Business . Retrieved September 7, 2013.
^ a b "Central San Juan" (in Spanish). Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority . Retrieved September 2, 2013.
^ Alvarado León, Gerardo (August 29, 2013). "Funcionando a máxima capacidad el parque eólico de Santa Isabel". (in Spanish) El Nuevo Día . Retrieved August 29, 2013.
^ "Finca de Viento Santa Isabel". Pattern Energy . Retrieved August 29, 2013.
^ "En Ponce la finca fotovoltaica más grande". (in Spanish) La Perla del Sur . Retrieved September 7, 2013.
^ "La AEE es" (in Spanish). Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority . Retrieved August 6, 2013.
^ , Unión de Trabajadores de la Industria Eléctrica y Riego vs. Héctor Medina Torres 2011 CD 01 (November 7, 2011).