Empresa Distribuidora de Electricidad del Este (Edeeste) is working on the installation of a new 138 kV transformer at the San Pedro substation, in order to positively impact the supply to customers in this province and thus meet the increase in energy demand recorded, compared to previous years.
With the execution of this work, more power will be available to reduce the outages caused by the existing overload and protect the power transformers of the two substations in the city, in addition to supplying emerging demands and new projects required by this area.
While supervising the installation works, the general manager of Edeeste, engineer Manuel Mejía Naut, explained that with this transformer they seek to mitigate the problems of power availability in the urban part of San Pedro de Macorís.
“San Pedro has grown considerably with respect to its electricity demand from 2020 to date,” he emphasized. This is an increase 32.5 megavoltamperes (MVA), a figure that represents an increase of 81 % in the period from 2020 to 2023.
“Through the works we see today, we will impact some 48,000 customers in this province; in addition to the transformer we are placing, we will install a bank of voltage regulators, with which we also guarantee the quality of power supply throughout the province,” he continued.
“These actions mark the beginning of a definitive solution for the province on the part of Edeeste”, emphasized Mejía Naut when indicating that they hope to mitigate the mentioned overload in the next 15 days.
He also informed that the distributor has planned for next year to put into operation an additional transformer in the 138 KV substation of San Pedro and another one in the Zona Franca San Pedro substation.
With these new resources, 100 megavoltamperes (MVA) will be added to the urban area of the head municipality in 2024, in order to ensure the availability and stability of the electric service for at least 10 years.