The Dominican Republic's National Energy Commission (CNE), has granted a definitive concession to Consorcio Azucarero Central, developer of the 7-MW Energia Renovable Ingenio Barahona biomass-fired energy project.
The definitive concession contract for the plant, which will be located in the municipality of Santa Cruz de Barahona, was signed by Edward Veras, executive director of the CNE, and by Virgilio Ernesto Pérez Bernal, president of the Consorcio Azucarero Central Company.
The facility will utilise sugarcane bagasse as biomass.
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 favour of the sustainable development of the national electricity system.
He signified the support provided by the government to develop the nation's electricity sector, while affirming that the definitive concessions granted by the CNE last year are the best example of the work in favour of the development of renewable energy in the country.
On his side, Virgilio Ernesto Pérez Bernal highlighted the facilities provided by the government through the CNE to obtain the definitive concession for the project, 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 3 January 2023.