DR electricity service affected by Beryl

Hurricane Beryl passed around 300 km from the Dominican coasts but its power bands impacted generating plants and transmission lines located in coastal areas. Many of these are temporarily off the grid for repairs.

Celso Jose Marranzini, president of the Unified Council of Electricity Power Distribution Enterprises (CUED), says the power plants that were affected were:

AES Andrés in Punta Caucedo (Santo Domingo) with 300 megavatios (MW)

Units 1,2 and 3 of Energas (Santo Domingo), each with capacity to generate 100 MW

Estrella del Mar 3 barge in Ozama River, National District with 150 MW

Karpowership in Azua with 180 MW

SIBA Energy generators with 184 MW in Boca Chica (Santo Domingo)

Parque Energético Los Minas (Santo Domingo) with 115 MW

Marranzini explained the rains caused significant damage to power distribution lines, impacting several circuits.

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4 July 2024