Cabo Rojo, Pedernales. The aerial navigators that will form part of the first Wind project of the Dominican Republic have arrived; the project is scheduled for inauguration in June 2011.
The wind parks Los Cocos and Quilvio Cabrera, property of the Empresa Generafora de Electricidad de Haina (EGE Haina) and the Consorcio Energético Punta Cana-Macao (CEPM), will be set up in the Juancho Valley, in the province of Pedernales, at a cost of USD$100M.
The 14 windmills were presented by Tito Sanjurjo, manager of Basic Energy Group (Head company of EGE Haina and CEPM), Rolando González-Bunster and Edga r Pichardo, president of the Board of Directors for EGE Haina and CEPM; as well as Roberto Herrera and José Rodríguez, administrative VP and Director for Planning and Development at Basic Energy.
On behalf of the State were present the President of the National Energy Commission (CNE), Enrique Ramírez, and the EVP for the National Climate Change Council, Omar Ramírez. “We are very proud to say that the wind equipment has arrived to the country”.
“This is a demonstration of our commitment towards the nation, to the development of renewable energies, aimed at preserving the environment and making the services we offer our consumers more efficient”, said Sanjurjo.
Sanjurjo added that the project will have an installed capacity of 33.4 mega watts, which will be sold to the National Interconnected Energy System (SENI) at USD$0.13.
“This is a competitive price that has no production cost, because it does not require fuel. But it also features environmental benefits, since it will prevent the emission of 70,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, and now the importation of 200,000 crude oil barrels”, he pointed out.
On his end, Enrique Martínez expressed feeling very happy, “because once and for all, Dominican Republic will make massive use to its natural resources”.
Rolando González-Bunster, gave a heads up that when the first stage finalizes (June 2011), they want to start the 2nd stage to reach 100 mega watts, if they obtain the proper permits.
About EGE Haina:
EGE Haina is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.
The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.
SOURCE: El Dia