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SANTO DOMINGO.- The construction of the 345 KV “Santo Domingo-Santiago electric highway” is so advanced that it’s already near the central town Villa Altagracia said the State-owned power line company ETED.

It said the project, being built at a cost of US$157 million, will reduce the power deficit that affects the Cibao and the north regions, which now have low voltage and deficient electrical service, for want of networks capable of carrying the energy from the power parks at Haina and San Pedro.

The ETED said 90.5 kilometers of the network’s total of 130 kilometers have been installed so far, or 70% of the work.

It said the second section’s power line towers is being concluded near the Isabela river at Villa Altagracia,  from where it heads to Santo Domingo, after having passed Monsenor Noel province. The network links the substation at El Naranjo, Santiago province, with the substation Julio Sauri in the Capital.

The ETED said the power line has 325 towers of around 40 meters high, with 305 already built, and will also benefit Dajabón, Samana and other provinces.

It said the expansion of the 345 KV grid will also include the installation of an optic fiber network for high speed broadband telecommunications between Santo Domingo and Santiago.

Spain’s Elecnor S.A., and Germany’s Siemens are the contractors in charge of the project.

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19 comment(s)
Written by: Bailarin This user is banned, 29 Apr 2009 11:22 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Im glad to see that the Germans are getting a piece of leonels little nellie before he auctions off the rest of her . I would hate to see them left out of the countrys sheriff sale..AND I THOUGHT ALL THEY DID WAS DRINK AT 7.00 A.M ...LOL. Just out of curiousity , how many Haitians were hired for this project ?
Written by: juanb, 29 Apr 2009 11:43 AM
From: Dominican Republic
You are such a bigot. However the more important thing to consider, aside from your petty jealousy, is that if there is no power to transmit what good are power lines?
Written by: Bailarin This user is banned, 29 Apr 2009 11:48 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Thats o.k South Philly ITALIANS are worst than all of you ..You know why our country is shaped like a boot ? because you cant fit all that @#** in a sneaker ...... AND WE DONT START DRINKING UNTIL 7.30.. Actually,that must be the Irish blood in me
Written by: agibus This user is banned, 29 Apr 2009 11:54 AM
From: United States
Spain and Germany companies maybe did a good job.After leave it to Segura boys is the problem.
Written by: Adrian29630, 29 Apr 2009 12:06 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
Most developed countries have been putting their electric cables below ground for many years as a result of a perceived link between overhead cables and cancer! This also has the added benefit of them not being blown down in high winds and hurricanes.
Written by: gmiller261, 29 Apr 2009 12:07 PM
From: United States
Bull. The grid is a joke and CDEEE is a joke. Transparent, entitled corruption.

In August 2004, the state-owned electricity businesses employed a total of 5,802 people. This amount had climbed to 8,862 by February this year, meaning that around 3,000 employees joined the government electricity department. Hoy reports that the monthly payrolls totaled RD$84 million in August 2004 and in February this year they were RD$422 million, around five times as much.
Written by: francoisatl, 29 Apr 2009 12:12 PM
From: United States, atlanta GA
were are most countries putting power lines under ground please tell me
and what is the proof that over head power lines cause cancer
Written by: Eriliza, 29 Apr 2009 12:34 PM
From: United States, Boston, MA
Great news that this fabulous project is about to get done!
Written by: glomarexplorer, 29 Apr 2009 12:37 PM
From: United States, Fresh Water Paradise-NY Finger Lakes
Something seems lost in translation with the stated electric capacity of 345 kW. This amount should only be sufficient to maybe power a few homes, assuming they are not running a cistern pump and central air and electric range simulataneously.

Could they have meant MW and not kW? DT editor?

A standard 120 V appliance running at 15 A would consume 1.8 kW, and this value could go way up for anything with a motor or central air, etc. What this would mean is that only about 150 such appliances could be satisfied and, assuming five appliances per home, only 30 home at best could be satsfied by this seemingly meager extra power. Consequently, on surface and assuming DT didn't misquote, the end doesn't justify means and this project would be a waste.
Written by: Bailarin This user is banned, 29 Apr 2009 12:41 PM
From: Dominican Republic
About done ;- A term widely used in the Dominican Republic by all people of Dominican decent to describe an action or project that began sometime in the last 10 years and is slated to be completed within the next 20 years ,,(Dominican time of course).

Taken from Popi Websters Dominican dictionary that has yet to be finished....
Written by: Juango, 29 Apr 2009 1:06 PM
From: United States, far S. Florida (formerly Santo Domingo)
Glo, I believe they should have said KV (kilovolt) vs. KW (kilowatt). This will be the largest electrical transmission line in the country @345 KV (cost about $1.0 million US/mile to install/single line), when completed.. See attached diagram. This would be great info for terrorist who wish to create havoc with the government. It is on the www/internet. Lots of sensitive information, for those who are curious:

Written by: juanb, 29 Apr 2009 1:12 PM
From: Dominican Republic
There's no power to carry.
Written by: Bailarin This user is banned, 29 Apr 2009 1:14 PM
From: Dominican Republic
The same terrorists that are spreading that pig virus your shaking in your booties about..? oink oink...
Written by: EDITOR, 30 Apr 2009 10:15 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Thank you glomar for the heads up, it's corrected....
Written by: xwill7, 30 Apr 2009 1:08 PM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
I wonder if this will actually work? They should install more wind power units!
Written by: Adrian29630, 1 May 2009 9:38 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
In thr UK and European community all new cables must be underground and over the past years much of the existing overhead cables ave been removed and the cables placed underground. Spain received a substantial grant form the EEC to do this. As for the cancer connection I am no authority on this but it is a concern of many parents with young children who won't live in property under or near high tension overhead cables. see
Written by: xwill7, 1 May 2009 10:11 AM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
The theives can still steal the cables even if they are underground
Written by: Bailarin This user is banned, 1 May 2009 10:17 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Just like the B-mers..
Written by: MrThelmoAlmeydaRancier, 4 May 2009 7:43 PM
From: United States, NJ
The writer this time was correct when he said 345kv (kilo volts) 345,000V .for transmission purposes . One of the readers mistook it for kw which is not the case.This is the standard trans.
voltage in the USA , First it is generated and then stepped up by a transformer to 345,000 V to be transmited so as not to creat line lost (I xR) drop thru friction, As the power transmitted gets thru
diferent cities then it is taped off by a step down transformer around 3,000V or 3 kv for power distribution around diferent towns. Kid your self not ,they are sending hundreds of mega watts
thru them .It all depends how much power you are willing to send thru them at the generating stations and that is why they call them grids because diferent power stations could use it as a super h.w.This is what i have been after for the longest time.Once you have that interconecting grids then you have power supplied to all the island at no lost. This is taken for granted power has been generated already.
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