Clean Energy Construction Firm Expands In Puerto Rico

Clean Energy Construction Firm Expands In Puerto Rico

Blattner Energy, which already has some solar projects in Puerto Rico, is establishing an official presence on the island and hopes to capitalize as Puerto Ricans adopt more renewable energy options.

Blattner Energy, Inc.—a powerhouse contractor in the renewable energy industry that operates from the small town of Avon, near St. Cloud—is putting down roots in Puerto Rico.

Blattner, a 2013 recipient of Twin Cities Business' Minnesota Family Business Awards, already has several active solar projects in Puerto Rico.

Now, it is forming a new subsidiary called Blattner Energy Puerto Rico, LLC, which will open an office in San Juan and serve as a hub for its solar and wind power installations throughout the island.

Blattner said it has more megawatts of renewable energy installations than any other engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor in North America, and it is looking to capitalize as Puerto Rico adopts more clean energy options. The company said it will provide much-needed jobs in Puerto Rico while bringing more than a century of industry experience to its utility and developer partners.

“We are committed to supporting the growth of solar and wind energy in Puerto Rico,” Blattner Energy President Scott Blattner said in a statement. “We have developed relationships with local utilities, government officials, and contractors, and the feedback and interest we have received has been very positive and encouraging. We understand the unique considerations of the market and we are committed to providing the highest level of quality, reliability, and safety for our customers there.”

Read more about Blattner Energy and the family that runs it in this TCB profile.