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The Ministry of Environment rejected that Transcontinental Capital Corporation (Seaboard) simultaneously operate two power barges at the Ozama River. The company says it obtained all the permits to operate the present Estrella del Mar II and the soon to arrive Estrela del Mar III in the Ozama River in Santo Domingo during the past administration. The company had submitted a request for the simultaneous operation of both power plants on 30 December 2020.

With Resolution 0022-2021, the Ministry of Environment gives the company two years to carry out the actions to compensate the National Interconnected Electrical System to remove the Estrella del Mar II. Estrella del Mar III would replace the operation of Estrella del Mar II.

The Ministry of Environment explains that on 30 March 2020, when Angel Estevez was minister of environment, the Ministry of...

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