CNE begins 2023 by granting the final concession contract for the project “Renewable Energy Ingenio Barahona”

The Dominican State, represented by the National Energy Commission (CNE), granted the definitive concession to the Company Consorcio Azucarero Central, SA, to develop the project “Renewable Energy Ingenio Barahona”, which will have a generation capacity of seven (07) megawatts. .

The definitive concession contract for the plant that will be located in the municipality of Santa Cruz de Barahona was signed by Edward Veras, Executive Director of the CNE, and by Mr. Virgilio Ernesto Pérez Bernal, president of the Consorcio Azucarero Central Company.

With the definitive concession for the operation of the work that will have biomass as its primary source of energy, which is produced from sugarcane bagasse, the CNE begins the first working day of 2023 by handing over its first concession.

During the signing of the definitive concession contract, Veras stressed that the CNE and the other authorities in the sector are committed to continuing their work in favor of the sustainable development of the national electricity system.

He signified the support provided by the government of President Luis Abinader to develop the electricity sector, while affirming that the definitive concessions granted by the CNE last year are the best example of the work in favor of the development of renewable energy in the country.

Virgilio Ernesto Pérez Bernal, president of the company, highlighted the facilities provided by the government through the CNE to obtain the definitive concession for the project “Renewable Energy Ingenio Barahona”, which is of great importance for the Central Sugar Consortium.

The CNE indicated that the project was registered in the Production Installation Registry in the Special Electricity Regime and that the concession was granted through administrative resolution number CNE-CD-IRE-001-2023, dated January 3, 2023.

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