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Empowering Culebra

by Puerto Rico Community Foundation
Empowering Culebra

Summary

Culebra is a small island-municipality of Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Community Foundation (PRCF) proposes to transform Culebra's energy system into a renewable system with a two-phase scalable approach.

$100,000
total goal
$99,875
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
4
months

Challenge

After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, Culebra and Vieques, two municipal islands in the north-eastern region, suffered the lack of energy for more than a year. Power generators had been providing the source to maintain electricity in the island with an unprecedented elevated cost and with a negative impact to the environment.

Solution

The Puerto Rico Community Foundation (PRCF) proposes to transform Culebra's energy system into a renewable system with a two-phase scalable approach: 1) develop a micro-grid network for energy and storage generation to support Culebra's business and non-profit sector and; 2) provide distributed solar energy generation and storage system to support essential services facilities (health, security, among others).

Long-Term Impact

Culebra will become the first (1st) island in America to have a renewable energy infrastructure. The proposed project will provide a more robust and resilient energy infrastructure, uninterrupted services and year-long economy on energy costs. It will also lower the cost of doing business for Culebrenses.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.fcpr.org/​

Organization Information

Puerto Rico Community Foundation

Location: San Juan - Puerto Rico
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @FComunitaria
Project Leader:
Mary Ann Gabino
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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