Dominican Republic’s new wind farm is now operational

The office of the Dominican Republic’s President announced that the 34MW Matafongo wind farm is now operational and producing energy.

The wind park has 17 turbines, and was developed by the Grupo Eolico Dominicano with support from the Spanish company Genera Avante.

The Banco Popular Dominicano and Banco del Progreso provided the financing for the project, USD 71 million.

Dominican Republic aims to have 25% of its energy produced from renewable and clean energy sources by the end of this year.

Several renewable energy projects are expected to be put into service this year to reach this goal: three wind farms totaling 144.3 MW, and two solar PV parks of 25MW and 50MW each.