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  • In September 2017, Hurricanes Maria and Irma destroyed much of Puerto Rico's electric grid, so that even undamaged generators could not supply power. Electricity generation dropped by 60% in the fourth quarter of 2017 from the same period in 2016.
  • Imported petroleum products fuel transportation, electricity generation, and industry in Puerto Rico, typically supplying three-fourths of the energy consumed in the commonwealth.
  • In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, 47% of Puerto Rico’s electricity came from petroleum, 34% from natural gas, 17% from coal, and 2% from renewable energy.
  • Two wind farms supplied 41% of Puerto Rico's renewable generation in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017; one of them, the 95-megawatt Santa Isabel facility, is the largest wind farm in the Caribbean.
  • As of June 2017, Puerto Rico had 127 megawatts of utility-scale solar photovoltaic generating capacity and 88 megawatts of distributed (customer-sited, small-scale) capacity. In the first six months of 2017, more electricity came from solar energy than any other renewable source.

Last Updated: July 19, 2018

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