The Instituto Nacional de Formación Técnico Profesional (Infotep) and the Comisión Nacional de Energía (CNE) signed two important agreements as part of the efforts of both entities to promote the rational use of energy, especially renewable energies in the DR, through the training and specialization of professionals in the sector.
The general director of Infotep, Rafael Santos Badía, indicated that this effort is carried out in order to generate new sources of work, raise the quality of the services provided and offer clean energy to protect the environment.
He emphasized that the agreements are of great relevance for the country, because they allow to jointly promote the training of the people who have to take advantage of this virtuous spill that is taking place in the DR with renewable energy.
“The transformation that the DR has started towards the generation of environmentally friendly energies is already an unappealable mandate that, besides contributing to reduce the carbon footprint and moderate the advance of climate change, also tends to advance our route towards energy sufficiency that will free us from the onerous imports of fossil fuels,” said Santos Badía.
Santos Badía also referred to the process of expansion and modernization of the physical infrastructure that Infotep has been carrying out since the beginning of the present administration, with the support of President Luis Abinader, whose strategy is to bring development to where the people live.
Meanwhile, the director of the National Energy Commission, Edward Veras, stressed the importance of developing more renewable projects, to depend less on the use of oil and coal and to have a guaranteed energy supply.
“We came here today to reaffirm the commitment we have with the Dominican society, that through INFOTEP we can look for all those young people who do not have the opportunities that those of us who live in the capital have and have access to quality training, so that they can join the training programs offered by Infotep, under the modality of renewable energy, energy efficiency, which today is being developed in the Dominican Republic”, he said.
Donation of equipment
As part of the inter-institutional agreement, Infotep received the donation, installation and commissioning of a photovoltaic system connected to the national electricity grid, with a capacity of 2.4 kW.
The director of the governing body of the country’s technical and professional training, said that the system supplied by the CNE will be used for practical evaluations of technicians who decide to apply for certification for installers of Photovoltaic Systems, in accordance with the Nordom 864 standard.
The photovoltaic system
The system consists of six photovoltaic modules with a peak capacity of 400 Watts each, totaling 2.4 kilowatts and two 2.4 KW grid connection inverters, as well as the other parts and components essential for the installation and proper operation of the photovoltaic system.
This system will allow both Infotep’s photovoltaic training participants, as well as those provided by the CNE, to improve their means of training and certification, thus increasing the supply of technicians in the installation and proliferation of installations of the inexhaustible source of solar energy throughout the country.
More about the agreements
Through these agreements, with a national scope and a renewable term of four years, both institutions will collaborate in the training and orientation of citizens on issues related to the rational use of energy and other aspects linked to the development and sustainability of the electricity sector in general.
It will also promote and manage an internship and job placement program for participants graduating from the training activities provided by Infotep, including the implementation of dual training programs in the areas of renewable energies.
As part of the agreement, Infotep will provide advice and technical assistance in areas related to knowledge management, while designing and updating training according to the needs of the energy sector, directly related to the renewable energy subsector and the rational use of energy.