Dominican Republic to acquire 400MW for increased consumption

The Dominican Republic’s electricity regulator, SIE, authorized distributors operating in the country to launch an international public tender for the supply of up to 400MW.

The green light follows a request submitted to the watchdog by the Unified Council of Electricity Distribution Companies on behalf of the companies EdeEste, EdeNorte and Edesur.

“By virtue of the fact that the demand of the [national interconnected electricity system] SENI in 2021 grew by more than 15% in relation to the demand of 2020, and so that the distribution companies do not have to interrupt the supply of electricity, the installation of additional generation to cover this growing demand is urgently required,” the request states.

Operational problems at the 752MW Punta Catalina thermoelectric power plant, among other factors, have caused a supply deficit in the Caribbean nation.

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