With an investment of US$60 million, AES Dominicana, the Dominican subsidiary of the US electric company AES Corporation, inaugurated the Bayasol photovoltaic park in Matanzas, Peravia province.
The solar power generation park has a capacity for injection into the grid of 50 megawatts, through 142,920 panels, which represents the supply of electricity for some 26,000 homes, explained Edwin de los Santos, president of AES Dominicana.
“This is the first project of this type of renewable energy and represents the beginning of the project to combine this type of generation with thermal generation,” he explained.
He indicated that it is the largest project that the company has in the country, which is part of its portfolio of investments aimed at sustainability.
He also informed that the company is already working on the installation process of 300 megawatts more in renewable energy to be concluded in the next two years.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by the President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader Corona, to whom AES executives expressed their gratitude for his support to the works.
“AES is another example of AES Corporation’s support for the development of the country, its people, and for our clients who, through our portfolio, have opted for the integration of renewable energy solutions for their productivity”, he added.
Juan Ignacio Rubiolo, president of AES Corporation for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, took the opportunity to explain that they are the largest energy investment company in the world that seeks to reduce carbon emissions into the environment.
He stated that their challenge is to continue supporting the sustainable growth of their clients, impacting societies and the environment.
The plant, which began construction in 2019, will be connected to the National Interconnected Power System (SENI) and should produce about 100 GWh annually.
The activity was attended by provincial authorities, government officials from the electricity sector and businessmen.