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  • Main Title Repair or Rebuild: Options for Electric Power in Puerto Rico


  • Author: Campbell, Richard J.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Energy Policy
  • Author: Clark, Corrie E.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Analyst in Energy Policy
  • Author: Austin, D. Andrew
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Analyst in Economic Policy


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2017-11-16


  • English


  • Content Description: This report explores several alternative electric power structures to PREPA for meeting the electricity services and needs of Puerto Rico. The ability of Puerto Rico and its citizens to assume the burden of paying for a rebuilt (and possibly restructured) electricity system is doubtful. Modernizing Puerto Rico’s grid, and taking the next steps to incorporate resiliency, could be expensive. None of the options discussed provides a silver bullet solution to the issues of the grid in Puerto Rico. Congress may consider whether the efforts to restore electric power in Puerto Rico need to progress beyond simple restoration of electricity, and require new investment and oversight by the federal government.
  • Physical Description: 39 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Electric utilities
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Electric power failures
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Disaster relief
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Bankruptcy

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  • Item is not a Primary Source


  • Place Name: Puerto Rico


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: R45023
  • Accession or Local Control No: R45023_2017Nov16
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1043179