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Santo Domingo.- National Energy Commission (CNE) president Enrique Ramirez on Friday noted the potential of the country’s Caribbean coast to generate wind power, and citing studies, said output could be as high as 1,200 megawatts, the same as two coal-fired plants of 600MW each.

He said in the southwest, especially from Barahona to Pedernales, there’s enough wind to warrant the installation of wind farms that can generate up to 1,200MW.

Ramirez’s statements come just one day after president Danilo Medina cut the ribbon the EGE-Haina power company’s second stage of the Los Cocos Wind Farm in Juancho, Pedernales, built at a cost of U$100 million.

The energy park adds an additional 52 megawatts to the national grid and now totals 85MW, including 25MW from of the first stage and 8 from the nearby Quilvio Cabrera Wind Farm.

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Written by: Atabey, 1 Feb 2013 4:00 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--



That's a good amount of power generation. How much investment will it cost? and are these numbers based on ideal conditions?

Written by: RonEvane This user is banned, 1 Feb 2013 5:30 PM
From: United States, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Whatever we do to distance ourselves from coal, nukes and all sorts of dangerous forms of power generation, is always a good thing.!
if we keep up with the alternatives, we'll someday reduce our dependence on expensive oil and the political arm-twisting that goes with it, to zero.
We could finally liberate ourselves from the addiction, and save ourselves the billions spent. This to be put to better use in matters of health, education and overall needs of the people.
Written by: JHCL2016, 1 Feb 2013 5:45 PM
From: United States, EN PUNTA CANA: Jose H Con Leonel 2016!


La solución es que todo el mundo pague!!!!!

Bávaro sufre menos apagones que América Latina y El Caribe
diariolibre.com/economia/2013/02/01/i369802_bavaro-sufre-menos-apagones-que-america-latina-caribe.html


¡Seguimos Pa'lante y Manos a la obra!

(•.•)

Danilo es Presidente, Leonel 2016!
Written by: Atabey, 1 Feb 2013 6:24 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--
Written by: JHCL2016, 1 Feb 2013 5:45 PM
From: United States, EN PUNTA CANA: Jose H Con Leonel 2016!


La solución es que todo el mundo pague!!!!!



100% correct.



PLD= Super Majority Party come 2016.


Written by: josean, 1 Feb 2013 7:17 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


To Move to Alternative Energy you have to Move to Political Alternatives!


¡Guillermo Moreno Presidente!


The Future is in Our Hands!

Written by: Danilo, 1 Feb 2013 7:27 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- Support the repatriation to Africa by CARICOM: www.is.gd/cominghome
Cabarete would really benefit from this; it's an ideal location with non-stop winds.
Written by: RonEvane This user is banned, 1 Feb 2013 10:39 PM
From: United States, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Josean, please answer me this:

Guillermo Moreno has never, (as far as I know), ever held public office. Now, how can you be so into this guy to think he can do better than, say, Danilo, for instance?
Do you have solid proof that he's our next savior? And will fix all our problems? If so, how?

I'd like for you to convince me that he's our next guy. Who'll do what no other president has done before.... Please be specific and in your own words. No copy- paste, please.

Thank you, take your time.
Written by: josean, 2 Feb 2013 12:08 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



Here go to this link and make up your own mind:

alianzapais.com.do/



Written by: rokete, 2 Feb 2013 1:11 AM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIAN ILLEGALS AND THEIR ILLEGAL OFFSPRING !! ))) ............... (((((((((( ELECTRIC FENCE AT THE BORDER !!! ))))))))))
Danilo

"Cabarete would really benefit from this; it's an ideal location with non-stop winds."


The winds are probably stronger in the north coast, better for this kind of project.

You are absolutely right.

But the landscape would change, and that may not be favorable for tourism.

However, the electricity would serve the center of Cibao valley, because Cabarete gets electricity from a private company in Puerto Plata.

They are more or less energy efficient in most of the North Coast.
Written by: MrThelmoAlmeydaRancier, 3 Feb 2013 4:58 PM
From: United States, NJ
rokete:
Is San Felipe Power Plant privately owned now? When I left it was owned by the Gvt.unless they sold it.
Written by: rokete, 3 Feb 2013 5:45 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIAN ILLEGALS AND THEIR ILLEGAL OFFSPRING !! ))) ............... (((((((((( ELECTRIC FENCE AT THE BORDER !!! ))))))))))
MrThelmoAlmeydaRancier

I think the government wanted to purchase the company back in 1993 and also in 2010, but somehow it didn't work out.

They issued new financial bonds back in 2010.

They have been private, starting back in the 70's during Balaguer's time as president.


Right now, I am not too sure of the status.

However, I found this in the company website. Check it out.

It still seems to be private.

CEPP es una empresa privada generadora de energía eléctrica. Las plantas de producción están ubicadas en la ciudad de Puerto Plata, República Dominicana. Su base de generación es a través de motores diesel Wartsila Vasa 18v32D que consumen combustible pesado, HFO #6, generan 67,000 KW en total.

Compania de Electricidad de Puerto Plata

cepp.com.do
Written by: rokete, 3 Feb 2013 5:53 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIAN ILLEGALS AND THEIR ILLEGAL OFFSPRING !! ))) ............... (((((((((( ELECTRIC FENCE AT THE BORDER !!! ))))))))))

MrThelmoAlmeydaRancier

Thelmo, this is when their last bond was issued.


DOMINICAN TODAY

Economy - 29 December 2010, 1:52 PM

Puerto Plata power company to issue US$25.0M bond
CEPP power plant.

SD. Dominican Republic’s Securities Superintendence (SIV) on Wednesday said it authorized the power company Compañía de Electricidad de Puerto Plata, S.A. (CEPP) to write bonds for US$25.0 million.

The issue is available to all local and foreign investors and the public in general, the SIV said in an emailed statement, which adds that it authorized CEPP to register the bond offer in Dominican Republic’s Bourse

The bond of the power company based in Puerto Plata, which generates, distributes and sells electricity in the country’s northern zone, was given a BBB (Dom) rating by Fitch Ratings Dominicana.
Written by: MrThelmoAlmeydaRancier, 3 Feb 2013 7:41 PM
From: United States, NJ
rokete:
Thanks for the info.It may be the old power plant back in the 1940 was inefficient,coal fueled, filthy
Nevertheless I recalled supplying most of the Cibao region including Santiago and at that time it was owned by the Gvt.
For what i gather upon reading the cepp.com.do website you gave me ,on 7 LA countries,this particular power plant #1,2 is placed on a barge and the gvt is the consumer.If it doesn''t pay they just don't generate or leave ,minus 67MW that would otherwise be supplying the GRID.I guess must all PP are rental except the hydro-electric ones?
By the way the owners are Israelites.I see where they get the idea of selling it to the gvt by bulk as
guarantee, before they even move in, and there the idea of subsidies comes in.
Written by: Bartolomeo67, 5 Feb 2013 8:57 AM
From: Belgium, Brugge
Windenergy in the DR:
Citing studies about the potential of wind energy is one thing, doing something about it is another. As long as the country and the powers that be, enjoy the benefits of cheap subsidised Chavez' diesel, not much is going to happen.
Written by: sweetbabyj, 18 Mar 2013 11:36 AM
From: United States
When half the energy produced in the country is stolen by the people or lost due to the transmission line problems the rest of the country suffers. Before they start spending money they need to upgrade the transmission lines and cut the thievery. To switch to renewable energy as some praise with cost Billions in a country where the poor make $150 a month. Let these proponents of renewable energy come to the island and explain how it will save money. Last two wind turbines I saw installed ended up costing double and the payback was also doubled and one was always down for repairs.
Written by: MrThelmoAlmeydaRancier, 14 Apr 2013 5:44 PM
From: United States, NJ
sweetbabyj:

Maintanance is a must on a periodic schedule base,like anything with moving parts, They should

have thought of the cost of maintaining the Metro before they even went for it and had the people

technologicaly in place by having at least one Vocational/Technical school long time ago instead

of building University for HAITI,that would had benn the cost of a Voation/Technical school.

But again LF could only see as far as his greedy eyes on a UN Post he never got.

The transmission lines should had benn in private hands' ,so they could pick up the lost when

people steal the copper instead of the gvt's as well as collecting the billi as they generate

electricity if they can,

As to the cost of renewable energy is imaterial compared to other projects such as the Metro with

borrowed money,that will never transport the estimated amount,or will ever pay for itself .At least

with renewable energy will cut us free from coal,oil,gas.
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