Santo Domingo.- State-owned Electric Utility (CDEEE) CEO Ruben Jimenez Bichara on Wednesday said the efforts to improve the energy supply are focused on three major tenders: the Madrid Agreement which expires this summer, and two related to the coal-fired plants at Punta Catalina, the first to operate and maintain them and the other to supply the coal.
The contracts for energy to supply the total of 1,500 megawatts in the Madrid Agreements start in the coming days with the publication of the requirements to participate in the tender, with the difference that whoever takes part in the tender cannot discuss the contract terms, to be set in advance.
"The conditions will be there from the start and who enters knows what is required and they are uniform conditions to ensure transparency," Jimenez said.
He said the utility has already received letters of intent from the power companies because the hiring process doesn’t allow new players to enter, since the time to await the arrival of a group and its installation is short.
Jimenez said with re-contracted agreements and with the entry of Punta Catalina’s plants in 2017 Dominican Republic is on the path to completely solve the national energy problem. "We will reach a fair, reasonable contract."