Turbines for 720MW coal-fired power plants arrive October 2015
Santo Domingo.- State-owned Electric Utility (CDEEE) CEO Ruben Jimenez Bichara on Tuesday said the first turbines and generators for the two coal-fired power plants of 360 MW each, being built at Punta Catalina (south) will arrive in October next year.
He said the plants that will cost US$1.9 billion will arrive in five shipments, which once operational within 6 years, “will save at least US$500 million to the system annually” and create 7,500 jobs.
Interviewed on the Presidency’s Media and Citizens, the official added that the energy crisis is costing taxpayers US$3,200 per minute.
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