Dominican Republic Powers the Caribbean’s Biggest Wind Park

President Leonel Fernández headed the ribbon cutting Tuesday for the Caribbean’s biggest wind park, whose first stage will generate 33 megawatts. The complex—Los Cocos and Quilvio Cabrera—is located near the towns of Juancho and Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic.

The complex Los Cocos and Quilvio Cabrera, located near the southwest towns of Juancho and Enriquillo, was built by the power companies EGE Haina and Punta Cana-Macao (CEPM) at a cost of US$100 million. According to the utilities, the facility—19 wind generators of 125 meters in height—will save the country 700,000 barrels of oil per year and prevent 1,700 tons of CO2 from being released to the atmosphere.

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