Full Committee Hearing to Examine Puerto Rico's Electric Grid

The Current Status and Proposals for Future Operation of the Grid

May 8, 2018
10:00 AM
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. EDT in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

The purpose of this oversight hearing is to examine the current status of Puerto Rico’s electric grid and proposals for the future operation of the grid. 

The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.


Archived Webcast

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Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski

    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell

    Ranking Member
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Bruce Walker

    Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
    U.S. Department of Energy
  • Mr. Charles R. Alexander Jr.

    Director, Contingency Operations and Homeland Security
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Mr. Christian Sobrino-Vega

    President of the Government Development Bank and Chairman of the Board
    of the Fiscal Agency & Financial Advisory Authority, Government of Puerto Rico
  • Mr. Walter Higgins

    Chief Executive Officer
    Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
  • Mr. José H. Román Morales PE

    Comisionado Asociado-Presidente Interino
    Comisión de Energía de Puerto Rico
  • Mr. Rodrigo Masses

    Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association