DR makes the most of hydroelectric power
To optimize the power production by the northern hydroelectric and provide a better service to consumers, the Empresa de Generacion Hidroelectrica Dominicana (EGEHID) has signed an agreement with northern power distribution company EdeNorte. EgeHID and EdeNorte agreed to join forces to rehabilitate networks and build substations and infrastructure to improve the electricity sector. The agreement was signed by EgeHID manager Demetrio Lluberes and EdeNorte manager Julio Cesar Correa Mena.
As reported in HydroWorld, EgeHID administrator Demetrio Lluberes Vizcaino said the agreement with EdeNorte means that both utilities will evaluate optimizing production of EGEHID hydro projects 1.2-MW Baiguaque in Santiago, 800-kW Rosa Julia de la Cruz-Boba in Nagua, 700-kW Aniana Vargas in Bonao and 650-kW Salto de Constanza. They also will evaluate EdeNorte’s operations in these areas in financial terms, emergencies, breakdowns and other issues.
Lluberes Vizcaino said EgeHID recently signed a similar agreement with the EdeSur power distribution company that covers the southern region and plans to do the same with the eastern distribution utility, Empresa de Distribucion Electrica del Este (EdeEste).
Last year, EgeHID took bids for dam design and construction of the 2-MW La Dos Bocas hydroelectric project. The National Water Resources Institute (INDRHI) also is building the 18-MW Monte Grande hydro project in the Dominican Republic.
Source: DR1, Hydroworld.com
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