Dominion has inaugurated the largest photovoltaic project in the Dominican Republic, with a 50 MW solar power plant built in the San Antonio de Guerra area, in the province of Santo Domingo, as reported by the firm.
“This new project reinforces Dominion’s collaboration with the Dominican authorities in their joint commitment to renewable sources and consolidates their strategic position in the design, planning, construction and management of the clean energy generation infrastructure operation,” he said. the company.
Numerous institutional representations attended the inaugural act of the new solar plant, including the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, and the Minister of the Presidency, Gustavo Montalvo.
Also present were the ambassadors of Spain in the country, as well as the general director of BAS Projects Corporation, Emilio Martínez, the general director of Global Dominion Access, Roberto Tobillas, and the vice president of the Corporation of State Electric Companies (CDEE), Rubén Bichara
The new photovoltaic plant, the largest infrastructure in the country of this type, has 200,694 solar panels distributed over an area of 75 hectares and is capable of generating 110,000 MWh of energy per year. This activity will cover the energy demand of around 80,000 people currently residing in the eastern zone, and will avoid, from an environmental point of view, the emission of more than 50,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
The construction work for this new plant has been extended for almost a year and has, as the company explained, a “remarkable” stimulus for local employment since it has led to the creation of around 500 new direct jobs in the area .