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New Dominican govt to scrap investment in power plants in favour of private sector

              Washington Capital Solar Park PV farm in Dominican Republic   The new government of the Dominican Republic will not invest in the construction of power plants, but will support private sector investments by domestic and foreign players, the newly-seated minister of energy and mines, Antonio Almonte, said Thursday.   The government of the recently...

Dominica Forced to Revisit Designs and Financial Plans for Planned Geothermal Project

Dominica geothermal project site, Caribbean (source: Nixon George, Quick Link Productions via Dominica GDC)   With bids for the construction of a geothermal power plant significantly higher than estimated, the Caribbean island state of Domininca will have to revisit the designs for the plant.   Local news report from Dominica in the Caribbean report...

Dominican Rep Companies Double Down on Renewables

  Dominican Republic power producers EGE Haina and Emerald Solar Energy have secured provisional concessions for solar projects which would add a combined 86MW.   The national energy commission (CNE) granted EGE, one of the country’s principal generators, a concession for the 60MWp phase two of the Girasaol park in San Cristóbal province.   EGE recently signed an agreement with Elecnor to build...

AES expanding Dominican Republic Renewables Footprint

Plans by US energy group AES to tap the clean energy potential of the Dominican Republic are gaining momentum with the development of a new solar project.   The Caribbean country’s national energy commission CNE has authorized Enertis Solar to carry out resource studies for AES Andres’ 65.25MWp Santanasol (formerly known as Pizarrete) solar project in the municipality of...

Dominican TSO Iintroduces Wind and Solar Forecast System

Image by: Blue Elephant Energy AG (www.blueelephantenergy.com)   February 7 (Renewables Now) – The transmission system operator (TSO) of the Dominican Republic, OC-SENI, on Thursday officially inaugurated the solar and wind power generation forecasting service that will provide for a better integration of the Caribbean country’s renewables.   The system will predict data from nine...