A total of 54,236 people nationwide have participated since January to date, in the talks given by the National Energy Commission (CNE), through its outreach program on the Rational Use of Energy.
In this way, and in only 10 months, the institution directed by engineer Edward Veras exceeded by more than 100% the goal set for 2023, to benefit 50,000 Dominicans with its training program on the efficient use and saving of energy, energy transition, the importance of renewable energy production, climate change and environmental protection.
This educational work carried out by the Rational Energy Use Division team is part of the institution’s commitment to comply with Law 125-01 (General Electricity Law), which in Article 14, paragraph f, makes the CNE responsible for promoting the rational use of energy throughout the national territory.
“We are happy to see how year after year, in record time, we exceed the goals set in the number of talks, and above all we are satisfied to feel how we are changing the culture in children, adolescents and adults regarding the use of electricity, teaching them that with small actions we can all contribute to the sustainable development of our country,” said the head of the Division, Anny de Windt.
This year, 145 talks have been given in public institutions, companies, schools, colleges, high schools and universities in Azua, Baní, Barahona, Bayaguana, Boca Chica, Bonao, Duvergé, Elías Piña, La Romana, Monte Plata, Sabana Grande De Boya, San Cristóbal, San Pedro De Macorís, Santiago, Moca, La Vega, Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo Norte, Santo Domingo Este, Santo Domingo Oeste and the National District.
These talks have been attended by 27,366 women, representing 50.46% and 26,870 men, equivalent to 49.54% of the total of 54,236 people to whom they were given.
In addition, the Dissemination team, composed of 9 young people, held a summer camp in July with the sons and daughters of CNE employees, who participated in various educational and recreational activities related to energy saving and care for the planet.
The CNE, an institution attached to the Ministry of Energy and Mines, also promotes advice on this subject with campaigns in the media and social networks.