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APER hosting forum on renewable energy challenges

Julián Herencia, executive director of the trade group known as APER.

Julián Herencia, executive director of the trade group known as APER.

The Association of Renewable Energy Producers will host Tuesday a forum focusing on industry issues and the challenges the sector faces in Puerto Rico related to infrastructure, pricing and economic matters.

The lineup of speakers for the event that follows the “Path to Renewable Energy in Puerto Rico: The Road and challenges ahead” theme, includes public and private sector representatives, said Julián Herencia, executive director of the organization known as APER for its initials in Spanish.

“We have invited a select group of speakers on various topics who will undoubtedly contribute to expanding the knowledge we have about renewable energy and clear up doubts still remaining on the table for different government and private segments in Puerto Rico,” he said.

Those present will also be able to share their experiences with professional experts in this field from companies in different parts of the world who will be on hand for the event taking place at the Sheraton Convention Center Hotel & Casino.

“Our purpose in addition to delving into matters concerning this issue, is to deliver a comprehensive view to participants through the experiences of companies in other countries,” Herencia said. “In this way we fulfill our mission to educate, inform and clear up doubts when it comes to renewable energy.”

APER groups renewable energy producers, equipment and service providers as well as renewable energy consultants. The group also seeks to educate the public about the process of establishing renewable energy projects, generation and use of natural resources, partly to offset increasing costs of electricity in Puerto Rico.

The issue of turning to renewable energy to address Puerto Rico’s heavy dependency on fossil fuels, which affects costs to end users, whether residential or commercial.

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