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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.- December 10 and 11 are the dates when the Barceló Bávaro Palace Deluxe hotel will host the Caribbean Tourism Energy Forum (CTEF),  the first event focused exclusively on lowering the energy bill for the region’s hospitality industry.

The CTEF will feature several world tourism industry leaders who’ll seek to implement for renewable energy and savings programs in the region.

“There’s no greater threat to the Caribbean tourism’s competitiveness than the price of energy,” the organizers said in a statement. “With rates that reach around 50 cents per kwh in some markets, its impact on profitability is huge. The hospitality industry has assumed the challenge of saving and generating energy.”

That’s the push behind CREF, organized each year by New Energy Events, aimed at providing the tourism sector access to leading global suppliers of technology, capital and expertise in the area.

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Written by: BLANCO, 27 Nov 2013 9:41 AM
From: Dominican Republic
I trust they will invite all the "right" players to this fiasco in the making...
taking money out of a gov't oficials hands will only come at a price...
REMEMBER HOW MAY BOARS AND SOWS ARE FEEDING FROM THIS TROUGH..
AND THE REAL COST FROM THE IPP IS 6 CENTS U.S /KWH..
have a nice couple of days and give us an update
Written by: chillinout, 30 Nov 2013 12:30 PM
From: Dominican Republic
It isn't just the hospitality business getting hit. In Samana homes and businesses pay US$0.50 per Kw. We all pay higher prices in products and services because of the high electrical costs. While at the same time consumers have less disposible incomes to consume.
Written by: JHCL2016, 4 Dec 2013 11:38 AM
From: United States, EN PUNTA CANA: Jose H Con Leonel 2016!

Our CEPM bill is around $72 mil pesos al mes.... Need solar panels....

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