New Wind Farm Inauguration



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Inauguration of a wind farm that will produce energy to supply 30,000 homes

President Medina led the activity with executives of the Dominican Wind Group

Adonis Santiago Díaz - PERAVIA 12/09/2019, 11:45 AM

President Danilo Medina left the Mafongo Wind Farm in operation , with a capacity of 34 megawatts (MW) and an investment of 71 million dollars .

The park consists of 17 2.0 MW wind turbines , each Gamesa G97 brand, with a hub height of 80 meters and a rotor diameter of 97 meters.

Its annual production is estimated at 91,800 megawatt-hours (MWH), equivalent to 3, 100 hours of annual production .

This project is strategically located in accordance with the wind studies.

The annual production will generate energy to supply more than 30 thousand homes , contributing to business competitiveness due to the reduction in the cost of energy without the uncertainty that this is affected by the variation in fossil fuel prices, so the dependence on oil and its derivatives will decrease.

Wilfredo González, general manager of the Dominican Wind Group, said Matafongo Wind Farm will also help energy sustainability, “since producing clean energy represents a saving of foreign exchange for the State and in turn contributes to the diversification of the country's energy matrix "

According to González, this park will contribute to environmental health, promoting tourism and avoiding millions of tons of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere.