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Elecnor to build a 120-MW solar plant in the Dominican Republic

Elecnor to build a 120-MW solar plant in the Dominican Republic

The solar plant, Girasol, will be the country's largest Solar PV station.

Madrid, 24 february 2020

The Spanish infrastructure, energy and telecommunications group Elecnor has been awarded the turnkey construction of Girasol solar plant for the Dominican power company Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina (EGE Haina). It will be located in Yaguate, in the province of San Cristóbal. It will have a peak power capacity of 120 MW, and the energy it produces will be distributed through the SENI (Sistema Eléctrico Nacional Interconectado — National Interconnected Electric System).

This new photovoltaic power station is set to be the largest in the country and will boost the capacity of the solar projects connected to SENI by 64%. Construction will be carried out on a 220-hectare site with a higher solar irradiance than the Dominican average. It will involve the installation of 300,000 photovoltaic modules, a 150-MVA substation and a 138-kV transmission line stretching 10 km.

Elecnor in the Dominican Republic

Elecnor first won a contract in the Dominican Republic in 1980 and has been firmly established there since 1985. With 40 years of continuous experience and being fully established in the country, Elecnor can execute its projects there directly without recourse to external subcontractors. Elecnor is leading the way in the country in terms of constructing and distributing transmission lines, facilitating the improvement and modernisation of the Dominican electricity network. Of particular note is the recent construction of the 48-MW Larimar II Wind Farm in the province of Barahona, for the same client, EGE Haina.