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Aguadilla Resiliency Action Challenge, Puerto Rico

Aguadilla Resiliency Action Challenge

This workshop will engage the private and public key energy stakeholders of Aguadilla to develop a collaborative framework to pursue public/private community energy projects that strengthen resiliency while ensuring power reliability for industry essential to Aguadilla's economic prosperity.

With a population over 50,000, a strategic international airport, two industrial parks and 19 acclaimed beaches, Aguadilla is a precious location, supporting both people and industry.  The purpose of this workshop is to secure Aguadilla's bright future with energy resiliency through collaborative action. 

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APRIL 23 - Stakeholder Dinner

6:30 - 9:00pm Location: Acuarela

APRIL 24 - Stakeholder Workshop

Location: Aguadilla City Hall

8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast

9:30am - 9:40am Welcome Remarks – host and facilitator

  • H.G. Chissell, Founder & CEO, Advanced Energy Agency

  • Katherine Morua, Deputy Director Aguadilla Resiliency Challenge, Advanced Energy Agency

9:40am - 10:00am Keynote speaker

  • Honorable Mayor Carlos Mendez Martinez, City of Aguadilla

10:00am - 10:50am Critical Energy Stakeholders of Aguadilla

  • Edward Aviles Irizarry, Energy Manager, Pfizer

  • Ruben Gonzalez, Technical Advisor Mayor's Office, Villalba 

  • Jose Riollano, Director - Negociacion de Aviacion, Airport, Puerto Rico Ports Authority

  • CP Smith, Executive Director, Unidos por Utuado

10:50am - 11:10am - Break

11:10am - 12:00pm The Path Forward: Incentives & Opportunities

  • Hon. Lawrence N. Seilhamer Rodríguez, Vicepresidente del Senado (invited)

  • Josué E. Rivera, State Director, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Mark Petri, Director, Electric Power Program, Argonne National Lab

  • Jose Maeso, Microgrid Program Manager, Crowley

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch

  • P.J. Wilson, President at Solar + Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA-PR)

1:30pm - 2:30pm Roundtable Action Challenge: Selecting the Best 12 Month Action Plan

2:30pm - 3:15pm Consensus & Next Actions

3:15pm - 3:30 pm Conclusion

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