Dominican Republic: three PV projects totaling 133 MW announced for 2018

The Dominican State Electricity Corporation (CDEEE) has announced that three PV projects with a combined capacity of 133 MW could be built in 2018.

The largest project, whose required investment amounts to $110 million, will have a capacity of 58 MW and will be located in the municipality of Guayubín. The CDEEE also expects that a 50 MW solar park will be built by WVG Energy in the municipality of Mata de Palma, and that a further 25 MW PV facility will be installed by Emerald Solar Energy in Barahona. WVG Energy will invest approximately $110 million in its project.

These three plants, along with a further five wind power projects, will be developed in the frame of the renewable energy plan ‘Plan de Apoyo a los Proyectos de Energías Renovables’. Overall, 361 MW of renewable energy capacity will be installed in the Dominican Republic through the plan, which is expected to raise an investments worth US$780 million.

The country currently installed renewable energy capacity of 195 MW, The largest PV installation is a 33 MW solar park in Monte Plata. Furthermore, several dozen MWs of distributed generation PV systems have been installed.