Meliá & CEPM: Solar park opens at Paradisus Palma Real

The Paradisus Palma Real hotel and the Consorcio Energético Punta Cana-Macao (CEPM) have inaugurated a new photovoltaic power plant, comprising 901 solar modules with an installed capacity of 500 kWp, which will offset all the energy used by the convention rooms of the destination’s Meliá hotels.

Estimated energy production for the first year will be 791 MWh, with a total of 560 tonnes of CO2 avoided, equivalent to 465 barrels of oil, representing a high level of energy efficiency.

Francisco Camps, General Manager of Meliá Hotels International in the Dominican Republic, stressed that this initiative was part of the Meliá Hotels International group’s commitment to responsible, environmentally-friendly tourism.

“We see sustainability as a fundamental lever for leaving a positive legacy for our planet and our society, through responsible resource management, with the aim of Parque Solarcontinuing to reduce our CO2 emissions,” he added.

Emissions Reduction

He reiterated the company’s firm and ambitious commitment to reducing its direct and indirect emissions, by engaging in technological innovation and the use or production of clean energy, in order to make progress towards climate neutrality.

“We are proud to sign this alliance between Meliá Hotels International and CEPM, a leading company in the energy sector in the Dominican Republic, offering new energy solutions that contribute to sustainable development and leading the sector in areas such as Punta Cana and other parts of the country,” said Mr. Camps.

CEPM’s investment in the photovoltaic plant reaffirms Meliá Hotels International’s commitment to progress in the decarbonization of its business, contributing to the consolidation of a more efficient and environmentally-friendly tourism model.

Oscar San Martín, Managing Director of CEPM, commented that “the inauguration of this solar park, with an ally like Meliá Hotels International and Paradisus Palma Real, brings us closer to our shared mission of making this tourist destination a zero-emission meeting point, a global benchmark. We celebrate the fact that together we can work towards increasingly sustainable and conscious practices that serve as a model for the tourism industry.”

They were present:

The event was attended by key executives from Meliá Hotels International in the Dominican Republic, Francisco Avalos, Director of Operations, Antonio Fuentes, Commercial Partner, Ángel Medina, General Manager of Paradisus Palma Real, Henry Báez, Technical Service and Engineering Partner, Sara Ranghi, Marketing and Brand Development in the Americas, and the Group’s Sustainability Representative, Lourdes Ripoll, among others.

CEPM was represented by Oscar San Martín, General Manager, Antonio Martorell, Commercial Director, Claudia Castillo, Commercial Director of Customer Experience, and Carlos Rodríguez, Senior Director of Marketing and Corporate Affairs.

Also present were representatives of Trace Solar, including José Hernández, CEO, and Aníbal de la Rosa, General Manager, who are members of the Association for the Promotion of Renewable Energies (ASOFER).

Source: Arecoa.com

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