Renewables could be 27% of all energy by 2018
Santo Domingo. – The various renewable energy projects operating and being developed in the Dominican Republic could raise the national energy matrix to 27% by 2018.
National Energy Commission (CNE) director Juan Rodríguez Nina said several investments have been inaugurated this year include the San Pedro Bio Energy power plant, of 30 megawatts (MW) from solid waste, and the Larimar Wind Farm of the EGE Haina Company, with 50 MW.
Adding to this will be another 50 MW when a facility in Guayubín, Montecristi (northwest) starts operating next year and the expansion to 80 MW of another project in Monte Plata (east), as well as other wind generators expected to start construction in the first quarter of 2017.
“Some (of the projects) already have their final concession and are in the process of financing; That is to say that we expect that once everything is completed, the country will have around 615 to 620 megawatts of renewable energy,” by mid 2018, the official said.
Rodriguez said when added to the country’s hydroelectric plants, which produce as much as 15% of the electricity, “we would be talking about 27% of the national energy matrix.”
“This means that we will have exceeded what we undertook under Law 57-07 and the Paris Summit on Climate Change held in November 2015, to having 25% of the matrix in renewable energy.”
Nov 11, 2016
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