Executive vice president of the Dominican Corporation of State Electrical Companies (CDEEE), Ruben Jimenez Bichara, revealed today that the construction of the Central Termoelectrica Punta Catalina in the province Peravia, drastically reduce the subsidy, which involved the expenditure of more than US $ 9.000 billion to the power sector.
Bichara said the creation of Punta Catalina will be the first power plant technology to reduce sulfur dioxide, mercury and other metals up to 98%.
Like stressed that the lower fuel consumption per kwh generated from Punta Catalina reduce CO2 emissions.
Production costs of Punta Catalina will reduce the country’s dependence on petroleum from 53% to 27% in 2017.
He also said that the winning bid was offering to invest US $ 1.945 M in a plant with capacity of 720 MW and is considered Punta Catalina.
He reiterated that Punta Catalina has always complied with strict environmental, economic and bidding procedures standards.
Punta Catalina meets environmental standards and halve dependence on oil in the electrical system, he said.
The teams of the power plant will last generation, manufactured and installed under the highest international standards, which will guarantee the supply of electricity for more than 25 years.
The project will benefit thousands of people, through the generation of jobs and income, training programs, literacy, health and through the development of plans for social inclusion.