Santo Domingo.– The power company AES Dominicana on Friday announced the shutdown of its 319 megawatt plant at Andres, Boca Chica for scheduled annual maintenance, “which is part of the annual preventive inspection schedule for purposes of maintaining availability, reliability and efficiency of the AES Andres Energy Complex.”
In an emailed statement, AES said the shutdown is slated for January 19 to February 7, with an estimated 20 days out of the National Interconnected Electric Grid (SENI). “This program is produced each year between September and November and is known to all industry players and government authorities.”
The country’s biggest power company said it plans and coordinates the major maintenance of its units, as the General Electricity Law stipulates.
“AES Dominicana will continue its contribution to SENI and will continue to meet its contractual commitments with its Itabo plants I and II and Los Mina V and VI, which together contribute around 25% of all the energy which is placed into the network.”
The U.S. based company notes that its units AES Andres, Dominican Power Partners and Itabo, SA, make it the private power sector’s biggest investor, “whose contributions demonstrate its commitment to a reliable electricity supply with plants that have modern technology and low production costs, using natural gas and coal as primary energy sources.”