Dominican Republic generates just 8% of power from renewables in 2015

Source: Oficina Nacional de Estadistica, Republica Dominicana

April 8 (SeeNews) - Only 8% of the electricity generated in the Dominican Republic in 2015 came from renewable sources, the country's National Statistics Office said.

This includes wind generation, which accounted for 2% of overall power production last year, and hydropower, which provided 6%.

The small renewables share reflects a 29.4% drop in hydropower generation compared to 2014 as a result of the drought experienced in the country in recent years.  

Overall, the Dominican Republic generated 14,956 GWh of power in 2015. Its total capacity was 3,701 MW, of which 2,129 MW was available capacity.

At the end of March, the Dominican Republic government announced the inauguration of the first 30-MW phase of the photovoltaic (PV) park Monte Plata Solar, which will have an installed capacity of 60 MW when fully completed.

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