SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) announced today that CPS Energy's Chief Operating Officer Dr. Cris Eugster has been appointed co-chair of the Transformation Advisory Council (TAC).
The TAC was formed to provide guidance to PREPA's Governing Board and management team on the development of a long-term vision and transformation execution plan for the power system in Puerto Rico.
"I am honored by the appointment and excited to represent CPS Energy and San Antonio in helping Puerto Rico achieve a sustainable future," said CPS Energy's Chief Operating Officer Dr. Cris Eugster. "The Transformation Advisory Council members bring a broad range of expertise, and I am confident that together, we will guide critical decisions that will help rebuild and transform Puerto Rico's electric system."
The Council will be comprised of 11 executive leaders from the public power and investor owned utility sector and from select non-governmental organizations. The founding members will provide advice and share knowledge on industry best practices. Collectively, the TAC members are experts in grid reliability and resilience, corporate restructuring, sustainability, island grids, public power, customer engagement, evolving regulatory frameworks for distributed energy resources, and the utility of the future.
Dr. Eugster will co-chair with recently appointed David K. Owens, former Executive Vice President of the Edison Electric Institute. The press release from Puerto Rico can be viewed at https://www.aeepr.com/Noticias/noticiasread.asp?r=POFELCWZXF&tab=
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