Dominican Rep Companies Double Down on Renewables

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 Girasol’s 120MWp phase one, and a deal with Falconbridge Dominicana to supply production from Girasol.


And in February, EGE picked up a provisional concession for the 70MWp Tornasol solar project.


For its part, Emerald secured a provisional concession for the 26MWp phase two of the Canoa solar park in Barahona province. The company launched operations of the 25MW first phase (pictured) in January.


CNE also granted a provisional concession to Sunfarming Dom Rep Invest for the 50MWn Sunfarming Food & Energy solar project in Peravia province.


Another provisional concession issued by CNE was to Dr Fechter Clean City Los Botados for a 5MW biomass project in Monte Plata province.


EGE, Emerald and Sunfarming have 18 months to conduct further studies in the lead-up to the definitive concessions, and 12 months in the case of Dr Fechter.


The concessions were awarded under the country’s renewable energy promotion law.


For a look at how renewables are gaining a foothold in the Caribbean nation, click on the following links:

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