US DOE's Support Spectrum: Accelerating Puerto Rico's 100% Renewable Transition
11:40 AM - 11:50 AM Wed
Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Agustín is the inaugural Department of Energy’s Director of Puerto Rico Grid Modernization and Recovery Team. Prior to joining DOE, Agustín was Director with the Environmental Defense Fund’s Energy Transition program. He focused on energy policy and community-driven solar and storage projects to bring clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to the island and address its long-term energy and economic development needs. He also worked with climate, coastal resiliency and food security policy issues with EDF in the Caribbean.
Agustín was also the first Chairman of the Puerto Rico Energy Commission (now the Puerto Rico Energy Bureau), Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Solid Waste Authority and Assistant Regional Counsel at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Dallas, Texas. While at EPA, he led the Federal Implementation Plan rulemaking process for one of the largest energy generation plants in the United States.
Agustín has worked in renewable energy development projects in the private and public sectors in Puerto Rico. He also chaired of the Board of Directors of ClimaTHINK Institute for Climate Law & Policy, an environmental think tank.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Northeastern University, a Juris Doctor degree from Vermont Law School, and a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University.