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Santo Domingo.- The CEO of Dominican Republic’s State-owned Electric Utility (CDEEE) on Monday affirmed that sectors aim to abort the call for tenders to build two coal-fired plants of 300 megawatts each that he affirms are the key to solve the energy sector’s crisis.

Ruben Jimenez Bichara didn’t reveal names or entities however, during the reception of the credentials of 15 local and foreign companies whose representatives submitted the documents in sealed envelopes.

The plants would supply half the 600 megawatt Bichara said, in their participation in the Dialogue Free space is urgently needed to prevent a crisis from generation to the national grid.

Quoted by on June 10, Jimenez affirmed that by 2019 the development of 1,451 megawatts should materialize, "and there’s space for everyone who wants to enter."

He said the government won’t operate the plants and only aims to solve energy problem by controlling costs. "It’s not that the plants interest us, rather that we need cheap and sustainable generation, which is what is passed on to customers."

The official added that cheap and sustainable generation is what is sought, and that’s only possible by changing the base fuel.

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Written by: zooma, 25 Jun 2013 7:40 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

"didn’t reveal names or entities". This statement characterises the lack of transparency in anything having to do with government contracting services as most negotiations are held in a fog.

You would think the public would be better served if the sectors were identified so they may be questioned openly for the reasons to abort the tenders.

There may be valid reasons. The public should be informed as part of the process.

Written by: josean This user is banned, 25 Jun 2013 8:28 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

"if the sectors were identified"

Lie-onel's Criminally Corrupt Associates who have had a Field Day since the 1996 PURPLE-ENRON privatization who want to keep stealing without any interruptions......other than the Electrical interruptions they Punish the Dominican People with!

Written by: danny00, 25 Jun 2013 10:41 AM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
wheres the luz for san pedro? my daughter pays her elec. bill on the 1st of the month, she pays her rent on the 1st of the month, she pays her cable on the 1st of the month, she pays every thing on the 1st day of the month. when she has on luz she has no water.
every day u read in the local papers that the dr is #1 in the world, beaches, schools, education moving foreward? {yeah sure} every thing u could want u will fine in the dominician republic. so now tell me and the rest of the people who need to spend 1/2 their lives living in the dark "where the hell is the luz?" #1 my a&&
Written by: danny00, 25 Jun 2013 10:43 AM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
Punish the Dominican People with!

Written by: yumnuk3, 25 Jun 2013 10:56 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back ø„¸¨°º¤ø„¸¸„ø¤º°¨¸„ø¤º°¨

Danny00 may sound like idiot and talk like a crazy man, but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot...LOL
Written by: Atabey, 25 Jun 2013 1:15 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

Why not build them and sell the energy to Haiti? Make a profit and have extra capacity on hand in case of an emergency situation in DR. Place them along the border and with the wind patterns favorable- Caribbean wind patterns generally travel from east to west, and modern anti-soot technology in place, whatever environmental nuisance will largely go over the Western part of the island.

If you can get enough coal and at a reasonable price, Coal plants are dirtier BUT cheaper to run. With the USA switching over to gas, coal is losing out, so perhaps a good deal can be negotiated for coal imports from USA sources.


Written by: Atabey, 25 Jun 2013 1:23 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

Ohio State develops clean coal technology
February 18, 2013

Professor L.-S. Fan has pioneered a new clean coal technology that could create jobs and help the U.S. achieve energy independence.

When a team of Ohio State students worked around the clock for nine days straight recently, they weren't pulling the typical college "all-nighters."

Instead, they were reaching a milestone in clean coal technology.

For 203 continuous hours, they operated a scaled-down version of a power plant combustion system with a unique experimental design--one that chemically converts coal to heat while capturing 99 percent of the carbon dioxide produced in the reaction.

This new technology, called coal-direct chemical looping, was pioneered by Liang-Shih Fan, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and director of Ohio State's Clean Coal Research Laboratory. (Fan is a Distinguished University Professor and a 2012 Innovator of the Year.)


Written by: Atabey, 25 Jun 2013 1:24 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--
Typical coal-fired power plants burn coal to heat water to make steam, which turns the turbines that produce electricity. In chemical looping, the coal isn't burned with fire, but instead chemically combusted in a sealed chamber so that it doesn't pollute the air. A second combustion unit in the lab does the same thing with coal-derived syngas, and both produce 25 thermal kilowatts of energy.

"In the simplest sense, combustion is a chemical reaction that consumes oxygen and produces heat," Fan says. "Unfortunately, it also produces carbon dioxide, which is difficult to capture and bad for the environment. So we found a way to release the heat without burning."

Dawei Wang, a research associate and one of the group's team leaders, says the technology's potential benefits go beyond the environment: "The plant could really promote our energy independence. Not only can we use America's natural resources such as Ohio coal, but we can keep our air clean and spur the economy with jobs."
Written by: Atabey, 25 Jun 2013 1:25 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

The researchers are about to take the technology to the next level: a pilot plant is under construction at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Carbon Capture Center. Set to begin operations in late 2013, that plant will produce 250 thermal kilowatts using syngas. Tests there will set the stage for future commercial development.

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Written by: josean This user is banned, 25 Jun 2013 2:33 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

Zooma how is that again:

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