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Dominican Republic

Official Name:
Dominican Republic
Region:

National Designated Entity

Type of organisation:
Government/Ministry
Name:
Ms. Nathalie Flores Gonzalez
Position:
Director of Climate Change
Phone:
+809 807 1116 ext 6250 or 7251
Emails:
cambio.climatico@ambiente.gob.do, Nathalie.flores@ambiente.gob.do

Energy profile

Dominican Republic (2012)

Type: 
Energy profile
Energy profile
Extent of network

Distribution networks cover 88% of the population, with about 8% of the connections thought to be illegal.

Renewable energy potential

HydropowerIn 2008 the Dominican Republic had an installed hydroelectric capacity of 470 MW, accounting for 14% of electricity generating capacity. It is expected that, by 2012, an additional 762 MW will have been added. The 50 MW hydroelectric Pinalito has started generating energy in 2009 while it is expected that the 99 MW Palomino hydroelectric, in the southwest, shall start operations in 2011. Construction is under way, or contracts have been signed, for 356 MW of new hydro plants.  In addition, several hundred MW of new hydro projects are in different stages of development. Solar energyA high potential sector. In February 2009, the Dominican Republic signed an agreement with US firm Sunovia Energy Technologies for the installation of the country’s first solar energy plant of 20 MW. There are also estimates of 2,899 MW of solar PV projects, but these would not be economically worthwhile based on current estimates.Wind energyAbout 350 MW of wind projects have already been approved.Biomass energyThe $350 million Fenix Project from RJS Group is set to produce 100 million gallons of ethanol per year, using sweet sorghum as feedstock, and generate 55/60 MW of electricity.In January 2009, the Dominican State-owned power companies (CDEEE) and the US based company Koar Energy Resources signed an agreement to generate energy from vegetable waste.

Energy framework

Approved in 2007, the Renewable Energies Incentive Law 57-07 grants incentives and tax exemptions on alternative energy imports and facilities for research and application of renewable energy technologies.   Law 57-07 eliminates former law 2071, opening the country for the development of alternate energy sources. The new law’s incentives, include the following:- 100% exemption over import duties for equipment, machinery and accessories required for renewable energy production.- Income tax exemption. A 10-year exemption from all taxation on profits up to, but not beyond, the year 2020.- Fixing of the electricity price from renewables that enters the national grid to the price of the market for the distributors.- Tax incentive for Self-Producers. Up to a 75% credit on capital cost for businesses’ shift entirely to renewable energy systems or increase their energy consumption share in these. This tax credit will be deferred to the self-producer’s income tax for the next 3 years.- Community Projects Incentives. Every and all institution of social interest (community organizations, producers associations, registered mutual groups) willing to develop renewable energy sources at a small scale (up to 500 KW) and destined to a community use, may access financial assistance funds at the lowest market rate for developing these projects, for up to 75% cost of the works and its installation.Authorities overseeing every electric subsector are committed to ensuring that 25% of service needs by 2025 shall be supplied from renewable energy sources. By 2015, at least 10% of the energy purchased by the distributors and trading companies shall originate from renewable sources of energy.

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  • Practical Action Consulting Limited

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    United Kingdom
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the consulting arm of Practical Action, an international non-governmental organisation that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. Through technology PAC enables poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them. Every year PAC uses technology to help over 1 million people out of poverty.

     

  • Center for Clean Air Policy

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    United States
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) is a not for profit, non governmental and research and academic organization established in 1985 with the mission to significantly advance cost-effective and pragmatic air quality and climate policy through analysis, dialogue and education to reach a broad range of policy-makers and stakeholders worldwide. CCAP helps policy-makers around the world develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests. 

  • Institut de recherche pour le développement

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    France
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (Research Institute for Development) - is a research organization based in France that is working with its partners in the South to address international development issues. Improving health, understanding social changes, and protecting the environment are the main pillars of its work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). IRD work includes interdisciplinary scientific research, capacity building and nurturing innovation in more than fifty countries worldwide. 

  • Instituto de Ecologia y Biodiversidad

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Chile
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad (IEB) is a research institute with rich experience in both terrestrial and marine ecosystems, including forestry, agriculture, water resource and marine biology. In addition to its research activities, the IEB is also active in capacity building and knowledge sharing, through post-graduate education, collaboration with overseas research institutions and private sectors.

  • Environmental Hydraulics Foundation

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Spain
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Environmental Hydraulics Foundation (IHCantabria) is a research and academic, public sector not for profit organization. The Environmental Hydraulics Institute "IH Cantabria" is a joint research centre that carries out research, knowledge transfer and training of specialists in the fields of fresh and saltwater. At IH Cantabria there are over 140 researchers and the centre has over thirty years of experience. 

  • Alterra, Stichting DLO

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Netherlands
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    Alterra is part of Stichting DLO. It is a private sector, research and academic not for profit institution. Alterra offers a combination of practical, innovative and interdisciplinary scientific research across many disciplines related to the green world around us and the sustainable use of our living environment. Aspects of our environment that Alterra focuses on include soil, water, the atmosphere, the landscape and biodiversity ‒ on a global scale as well as regionally. 

  • International Food Policy Research Institute

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    United States
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is a research and academic type of an institution established in 1975 with the mission to provide research-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. It provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. It is a research centre of the CGIAR Consortium, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.