Dominican Republic?s 1st wind farm ready by mid 2011

Dominican Republic’s first ever wind power plant is much closer to start operating as the components of the wind turbines are already at the port Cabo Rojo, in southwestern Pedernales province, from where they’ll then head to the nearby town Juancho for assembly.

The US$100 million, 19 wind turbines for the wind energy project is expected to start generating around 33.5 megawatts by mid 2011, whose output can supply around 33,000 Dominican homes.

The power companies EGE Haina and Punta Cana-Macao invest in the Wind Energy Park Los Cocos and the nearby Quilvio Cabrera Park, being built simultaneously. Vestas manufactures the 19 wind turbines.