Grand Sirenis PC and CEPM promote sustainable tourism with new solar plant

The promotion of sustainable tourism and the adoption of environmentally friendly practices is one of the pillars that will guide tourism in the DR in 2024.

In line with this, and marking a significant milestone in the hotel sector, the Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Hotels & Resorts and the Consorcio Energético Punta Cana Macao (CEPM), inaugurated a solar photovoltaic plant at the hotel complex’s facilities with an output of 1.05 MWp.

The project consists of 1,568 photovoltaic modules, each with a capacity of 670Wp, generating an estimated 1,659MWh in the first year. This clean energy production will be key to boosting hotel operations, avoiding the annual emission of 1,173 tons of CO2 and offering visitors a differentiating experience by immersing them in a sustainable environment during their stay.

The projected investment for the transformation amounts to US$1 billion, underscoring the company’s commitment to the decarbonization of its operations and global guidelines in the fight against climate change.

“This joint effort not only marks a significant advance in sustainable tourism, but also drives the responsible and planned energy transition that this tourism zone requires,” said Oscar San Martin, general manager at CEPM.

“By integrating renewable energy and advanced storage technology, we are ushering in a new era in the way we approach and use energy. We are honored to have allies like Sirenis to promote sustainability at all levels and provide an increasingly cleaner and carbon neutral tourism service”.

Diego Diaz, Chief Operating Officer of Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Hotels & Resorts, said, “This project is not only an achievement in terms of sustainability for our chain, but also an example of technological innovation and a testament to our commitment to excellence and the adoption of advanced technologies to preserve our planet for future generations. It is not just a set of solar panels; it is a symbol of our commitment to a more sustainable future and a testament to what we can achieve when we work together towards a common goal.”

By joining forces on the innovative project, both companies demonstrate a shared commitment to driving responsible tourism in the region, leading the way to a future where sustainability and tourism excellence are inseparably intertwined in the visitor experience, according to a statement.

The initiative is an integral part of CEPM Zero, an ambitious plan aimed at transforming CEPM’s energy matrix towards sustainable sources including solar, wind, pumped hydro and green hydrogen.

Source: Arecoa.com

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