Three electricity projects will benefit from US$1.6 million donated by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) for clean energy solutions in the DR. US Ambassador James Brewster signed the agreements with Oscar Pachedo of OC-Seni, Roberto Herrera of Consorcio Energetico Punta Cana nMacao (CEPM), and Jose Hernandez Castanos, of Trace International. Nathan Younge, regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean signed for the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). The US Embassy said the agreements seek to strengthen bilateral cooperation relations and increase clean energy production in the country.
The agreement with Trace will help fund solar energy installations for their customers. The agreement with the CEPM is a pilot for portable generation system for uninterrupted power supply to hospitals, hotels and other commercial customers.
USTDA is also backing the governmental Coordinating Organization of the National Interconnected Grid (OC-SENI) to assess technologies to improve reliability and control cost of the service of regulating frequency, monitoring and control of energy systems in real time. The project will assess the needs of the country’s leading generation, transmission and distribution providers in the country.