San Pedro 30MW bagasse-fired power plant full steam ahead
San Pedro, Dominican Republic.- National Energy Commission (CNE) director Enrique Ramírez and technicians on Sunday inspected the construction of the San Pedro Bio Energy biomass-fired power plant, which will be the country’s biggest such facility, whose first stage will produce 30 MW of electricity with sugarcane bagasse from the Cristóbal Colón sugar refinery.
“Our project will generate energy based on biomass, in a thermal cycle that will produce steam for the Cristóbal Colón refinery and electricity to its facilities, and the surplus goes to the national electric grid (SENI),” said San Pedro Bio Energy president Edgar Pichardo. “We’ve already started construction and we’re moving forward so the plant operates by September 2015.”
The project’s promoters said of the plant’s 30 MW, around 10 will be used by the sugar mill during harvest time and the rest for the grid, and 100% of the output during downtime.
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