Dominican Republic to Commission 361 MW Renewable Energy Projects by 2018

Renewable Energy Projects

The announced renewable energy projects will be completed with an investment of US$780 million, which would include three solar and five wind farms.

The Dominican Corporation of State Electric Companies has announced that the company has begun the work on eight renewable-energy projects that will provide 361.2MW of new generation capacity to the country’s grid in 2018.

Rubén Jiménez Bichara, executive vice president of CDEEE announced that the eight projects are supported by private investments adding up to US$780 million during the launch of the Renewable Energy Projects Support Plan.

The US$780 million project comprises of three solar and five wind farms, and will contribute towards the existing generation parks with capacity of 194.95MW.

The solar park will be developed in Guayubín, Montecristi with a US$100 million investment from Montecristi Solar FV, with a generation capacity of 57.96MW. Another Solar PV project developed in Mata de Palma, San Antonio de Guerra, will have a generation capacity of 50MW and will require an investment of US$110 million, while Emerald Solar Energy will invest US$40 million in a 25MW PV installation in Barahona.

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