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Government eyes natural gas, coal-fired plants

Santo Domingo.- The CEO of Dominican Republic’s State-owned electrical utility (CDEEE) said Monday the government works on a comprehensive plan with natural gas and coal, to produce clean energy and protect the environment.

Ruben Jimenez Bichara said the new power plants being built are important because the country’s energy generation isn’t reliable. “When one of the existing plants is damaged, a swath of the city runs out of power and becomes chaos, because there’s no electricity for the population.”

“We regret that in 120 years, the country still hasn’t solved the energy problem, but with the construction of new plants, we understand that the problem will be solved,” he said.

The official, who laid a wreath at the National Mausoleum to mark February as Month of the Nation, said the industry is open to all investors who want to install new companies to produce clean energy.

Jimenez noted that those who seek to install those types of companies know they must do so under the energy law’s regulations.

The CEO of the CDEEE however didn’t mention any projects for natural-gas fired plants.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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