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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.

Source
Static Source:
  • Instituto Dominicano de Desarrollo Integral

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Dominican Republic
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Instituto Dominicano de Desarrollo Integral (IDDI) works towards poverty reduction and promotion of socio-economic and environmental development. Its vision of sustainable development focuses on climate change. IDDI has expertise in technical assessments, capacity building, strengthening municipalities for climate change adaptation and increasing resilience. IDDI is the national implementing entity of the Adaptation fund in Dominican Republic as well as a member of the national climate committee. 

  • ARTELIA Eau & Environnement

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

    ARTELIA is an independent international multi-specialist engineering firm. ARTELIA is able to offer its clients in the public and private sectors an original approach to engineering, project management and consultancy that meets the expectations of the fast-changing world. ARTELIA is active in the field of energy and climate change, especially in developing countries.

  • Factor Ideas Integral Services, S.L.

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

    Factor is an international organization specialized in providing global, innovative and sustainable solutions in areas such as climate change, carbon markets, energy, green growth and sustainability. Established in March 2004, Factor is already present in 6 countries and 4 continents with 7 offices providing solutions to over 380 clients in 30 countries, having developed more than 1100 projects.

    Factor is globally recognized:

    - For being a referent in climate change related areas and climate resilient development;

  • Le Groupe-conseil baastel

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

    Founded in 1989, Le Groupe-conseil baastel (BAASTEL) has the mission of contributing to sustainable development. Baastel aims to strengthen the coherence of development issues for a multitude of actors and to improve the effectiveness of development aid in general. Baastel works in sectors that are distinct but complimentary in terms of sustainable development, notably in Environment, Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Reduction (DRR), and Social Development. In addition, Baastel offers trainings in Result-Based Management (RBM) and language services.

  • Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy

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

    The Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE) is a Swiss Foundation and Specialised Partner of United Nations Environment. BASE develops innovative ideas and tailored market-driven solutions to drive investment in sustainable energy and to meet the challenge of climate change.

    BASE has implemented projects incorporating locally appropriate climate technologies in North and South America, Africa, Asia and Europe.

  • Agriconsulting Europe S.A.

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

    Agriconsulting Europe SA - AESA is a renowned European consulting firm offering worldwide high-quality technical assistance and management services to Governments, Ministries, International Organisations and private clients in the field of international development.

  • Science and Technology Policy Institute

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

    Science and Technology Policy Institute have served as a top think tank in science and technology. Ranked top 16 in the 2015 Global Think Tank Rankings, STEPI guides the development of the national policy agenda and leads foresight research in Korea. STEPI has been designated as the implementing agency for science, technology, and innovation ODA by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning.

  • BlacktoGreen Consulting, S.L.

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

    BlacktoGreen provides companies and public bodies with cutting-edge services in energy, environment and sustainability to help them perform in a more efficient and sustainable manner. With a solid technological background, BlacktoGreen enlightens the trail in order to stimulate a quick and ordered transition to a more sustainable energy system. BlacktoGreen has offices in both Mexico and Spain.

  • DE Design and Environment Inc.

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

    DE is a design and environmental consultancy and technology company based in Vancouver and Montreal.  The mission of DE is to solve problems using design and environmental science.  We have worked throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.  Our team has deep scientific and technical skills in the area of environmental analysis, impact assessment, and data integration.  Over the past 5 years we have worked with groups such as the IADB, IICA, the GEF, and UN, on various climate change mandates. 

  • Creara Consultores SL

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Spain
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Starting its activity in 2003, Creara has a leading position in Spain and Latin America, offering among 1) Energy plan and financial schemes to support the saving measures for governements or industry. 2) Energy Audits of buildings of any use 3) Technical and financial feasibility for RES technologies 5) Carbon emission consultancy; GHGC inventories, GHG reduction 6) Design and implementation of Energy Services (ESCO) Development Programs 7) ISO 50001 (Energy Management System).