PEDERNALES. EGEHAINA inaugurated yesterday the second phase of the Los Cocos Wind Park, with an investment of USD$100M, during a ceremony that featured President Danilo Medina among its attendees.
Los Cocos Wind Park and its 26 new aerial generators, which triple its generation capacity up to 77MW, for a total of 40 fully operational windmills that will feed this capacity to the national electric system.
The park extends from Enriquillo y in the Barahona province, all the way to Juancho, in Pedernales, and its operation contributes to the boosting of the economy in the nearby communities.
By offering the opening speech, Mr. Edgar Pichardo, EGEHAINA CEO, stated how the company is working decidedly and aiming to improve the electric system, through the production of clean energy.
Likewise, he announced the construction of Quisqueya II, a power plant that will supply 215MW and will operate based on a natural gas system.
On his behalf, Tito Sanjurjo, GM for EGEHAINA, confirmed that the produced clean energy, will avoid Co2 emission productions equaling 200,000 tonnes per year, asides translating into annual savings of 600,000 crude oil barrels.
Asides the above-mentioned, the inaugural activity featured the presence of Juan Vicini, and officials Rubén Bichara and José Ramón Peralta, among others.
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: Diario Libre