PROMESA and LUMA Energy’s Contract (Postponed)

Posted by Brad Johnson Thu, 22 Sep 2022 14:00:00 GMT

The Committee on Natural Resources Office of Insular Affairs will hold a hybrid oversight hearing on “PROMESA and LUMA Energy’s Contract.” Scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. ET, in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building and via Cisco Webex, the hearing has been postponed because of the catastrophic damage from Hurricane Fiona.

The hearing will feature testimony from key stakeholders regarding the implementation of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) and discuss H.R. 7409TRUST for Puerto Rico Act to dissolve the Oversight Board. The hearing will also examine LUMA Energy’s contract to manage, operate, and rebuild Puerto Rico’s electric power transmission and distribution system.


Panel I: PROMESA and H.R. 7409
  • Pedro Pierluisi, Governor of Puerto Rico
  • José Luis Dalmau, President, Puerto Rico Senate
  • Rafael “Tatito” Hernández, Speaker, Puerto Rico House of Representatives
  • David A. Skeel Jr, Chair, Financial Oversight and Management Board
  • Jessica E. Méndez-Colberg, Attorney, Bufete Emmanuelli, C.S.P.
  • Cecille Blondet, Executive Director, Espacios Abiertos
  • Maryln Goyco-García, Puerto Rico Campaign Coordinator, Center for Popular Democracy
Panel II: LUMA Energy’s Contract
  • Fermín Fontanés, Executive Director, Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships Authority
  • Josué Colón, Executive Director, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
  • Edison Avilés-Deliz, Chair, Puerto Rico Energy Bureau
  • Wayne Stensby, President & CEO, LUMA Energy Corporation
  • Ruth Santiago, Attorney & Environmental Policy Expert
  • Ingrid Vila Biaggi, President, CAMBIO

Reflections on Hurricanes Maria + Harvey & the Road to Recovery

Posted by Brad Johnson Tue, 20 Sep 2022 17:00:00 GMT

Over a million Puerto Ricans remain without electricity following Hurricane Fiona. For a timely conversation, join a Twitter space — hosted by Climate Nexus and the Energy Democracy Project — for Reflections on Hurricanes Maria + Harvey & the Road to Recovery.

  • Johanna Bozuwa, Climate and Community Project
  • Ruth Santiago, Comité Diálogo Ambiental
  • Arturo Massol-Deyá, Casa Pueblo
  • Sandra Edwards, Coalition for Environment, Equity and Resilience
  • Dr. Brett Perkison, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston School of Public Health