Peravia: Abinader inaugurates a solar energy park that will provide 50 megawatts

The President of the Republic, Luis Abinader Corona, attended this Thursday the inauguration of the photovoltaic solar source electricity generation park AES Bayasol, from AES Dominicana, which will contribute 50 megawatts to the National Electric System, in the Peravia province.

According to the president of the AES Dominicana corporation for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, Juan Ignacio Rubiolo, for the installation of this energy park, which is expected to impact some 26,000 Dominican homes, it was done an investment of US $ 60 million.

The event took place in the place where this solar energy project was built, located in the Galión community of the Matanzas municipality in the Peravia province, about 30 kilometers from the city of Baní.

The opening ceremony began with the blessing of the work by the vicar of the Cathedral Nuestra Señora de Regla, Father Botello and continued with the speeches of the president of AES Dominicana, Edwin de los Santos, who thanked the Dominican Government and President Abinader , the support provided to the sector so that these investments are made within the framework of legal security required, among other aspects.

This is the first Dominican AES project here in the country, explained de Los Santos, 100% renewable.

Con Bayasol, It is the third clean energy project to be installed in the Peravia province; the first works as hydraulic energy in the Valdesia dam, a few decades ago. The second, a wind energy park, was inaugurated in Matafongo, Sabana Buey, in 2019.

Since 2017, the incidence of AES through the infrastructure projects of the closure of the combined cycle, Gaseoducto del Este, together with its partners Enadon and Bayasol, said de Los Santos, has reduced its carbon footprint in the country annually in approximately 1,300,000 metric tons of CO2.

President Luis Abinader, along with AES executives, the Minister of Energy and Mines Andrés Astacio and other government officials, as well as local authorities, cut the ribbon that formally opened this Solar Energy project, which is reported to be of about 142,900 solar panels.

Astacio highlighted the support of President Abinader and the Government for foreign investment for the implementation of projects that contribute to the growth and development of the country.


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