International mission visits Dominican Republic’s first solar plant

Monte Plata Solar has been operating for 2 years as part of the national energy system, and with a nominal capacity of 30 MW, it supplies energy to 25,000 homes. The plant is also built to withstand the force of a Category 4 hurricane. The projec received its initial funding of $55 million from the Taiwanese company General Energy Solutions.

This week, an international energy and sustainable tourism mission with corporate and governmental sector participants visited the Monte Plata site. The visit was led by the Director of Economic and Social Development of MEPyD, Roberto Liz, and the specialist Juan Avellaner de Santos, a consultant for the Dutch company TNO Caribbean, based in Aruba, on the subject of a workshop on the subject.