Dominican Republic’s first ever wind energy park is much closer to start operating as the components of the generating towers are already at the port Cabo Rojo, in southwestern Pedernales province, from where they’ll then head to the nearby town Juancho for assembly.
The US$100 million, 19 turbine wind energy project is expected to start generating around 33.5 megawatts by mid 2011, whose output can supply around 33,000 Dominican homes.
The power companies EGE Haina and Punta Cana-Macao invest in the Wind Energy Park Los Cocos and the nearby Quilvio Cabrera Park, being built simultaneously. The Spanish company Cobra Energía manufactures the 19 wind generators.
Source: Dominican Today
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