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Dominican Republic energy chief vows to end 40 years of blackouts

Santo Domingo.- The CEO of Dominican Republic’s State-owned Electric Utility (CDEEE) on Tuesday said the energy sector supplies 84.8 percent of the demand, and vowed to  solve the nagging crisis in three years.

Ruben Jimenez Bichara’s promise continues the tradition of his predecessors who’ve predicted a definitive fix of the country’s historic blackouts, relentless during the last 40 years.

“What must be done is what’s being said will be done,” he said.

He said the country’s energy system must be restored to provide efficient, stable and feasible electricity for all people who’ve long suffered the situation.

The official pledged concrete and specific results for the national energy problem, after president Danilo Medina’s third year in office, and will “work hard” to achieve significant advances.

“We have new plants, generating cheap and abundant power for the population,” Jimenez added, speaking after a mass to mark the 14th anniversary of the electricity distributor, Edesur.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

  1. Samson

    Cheap? Does that mean coal fired. Is it possible that DR can think about polution??

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