Energy: New 34 MW Wind Farm

In the province of Peravia, in the Dominican Republic, the Matafongo wind farm, which has 17 wind turbines with two MW of unitary power, began operations.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Matafongo Wind Farm has 17 wind turbines with two megawatts of nominal unitary power, each of them has installed a transformer that raises the generation voltage (690 V) to the internal transport of the farm (34.5 kV), informed the presidency of the country.

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The statement dated September 12 adds that "... It is estimated that the production of this farm will be around 91,800 MWh, equivalent to 3,100 hours of annual production.

The project, developed by Grupo Eólico Dominicano, S.A., with contributions from Genera Avante and financing from Banco Popular Dominicana and Banco del Progreso, has an investment of approximately US$ 71 million. It will supply more than 30,000 homes, thus reducing dependence on oil and oil products.

At the beginning of 2019 CentralAmericaData reported that in Central America and the Dominican Republic the installed capacity of energy generation reaches nearly 20 thousand MW, of which 62% correspond to clean sources.

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