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COO Mike Beehler & Associates, LLC

See www.MikeBeehler.com for my first book, The Science of the Sale.  MBA, LLC believes that strategically positioning for success and growth in the electric utility industry will require...

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“We cannot let history repeat itself,”

“It is unacceptable that five years after hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still in such precarious situation”

“…customers are now paying 33.4 cents/kWh for electricity — nearly double the rate they paid just two years ago.”

Everyone says Puerto Rico needs a more resilient grid, but no one in this UV article says what that really means.

Resiliency is the ability to withstand a High Impact, Low Probability (HILP) event with little or no customer outage.

Here's my high-level idea from October 2017 in T&D World Magazine https://lnkd.in/ghqUxHD

LNG for up to 50mW combined heat & power plants and/or factory built small (45mW) modular nuclear units supporting clusters of "real" 21st century microgrids connected by underground 69/138kV transmission lines in urban areas. In lower density or rural areas, build hardened (concrete) overhead transmission lines from the gas/nuclear units to load centered substations with underground distribution feeders supported by large public rooftop and community scale solar with storage.

The LUMA team is very talented. The money was budgeted.

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