Dominican Republic Advances Solar Power Expansion with New Projects

The Dominican Republic's National Energy Commission (CNE) recently approved a definitive concession for an 83.4-MW/101.6-MWp project with storage, while Vice President Raquel Pena inaugurated a 58.48-MW/64.70-MWp solar farm earlier this week.

On Monday, the CNE granted approval for the Ardavin Solar plant in Gaspar Hernandez, which will include a 27.5 MW/110 MWh system, marking a significant step in the nation's goals.

A day prior, Vice President Pena unveiled the La Victoria solar farm in Santo Domingo Norte, developed by BAS Corporation and Dominion with an investment of USD 82 million (EUR 76.5m).

The developments come as the Dominican Republic's sector faces unprecedented demand, surpassing 80 GWh daily, with clean sources now contributing around 16% of the total electricity consumed in the country.

Renewable energy capacity in the Dominican Republic has surged from 555.5 MW in 2020 to 1,126.25 MW by the end of 2023. Currently, over 1,300 MW of solar projects are under construction across various regions, according to the CNE.

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