Caribbean wind farm opens

The first phase of what is to be the Caribbean’s largest wind farm has finished, according to major investor VICINI. The first 14 windmills of the Los Cocos wind farm […]

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By Vicky Ellis

The first phase of what is to be the Caribbean’s largest wind farm has finished, according to major investor VICINI. The first 14 windmills of the Los Cocos wind farm (pictured) account for roughly 3% of the Dominican Republic’s power capacity, providing electricity for 90,000 families.

Rafael Velez, VICINI’s Energy and Industry Fund manager said: “We are particularly proud of this investment, which is the first of its kind in the Dominican Republic. Alternative sources of energy are critical to the sustainable economic growth of the Caribbean.”

The second phase of the project run by EGE Haina and the Energy Consortium of Punta Cana will add 19 new windmills. The project will then provide more than 10% of the country’s power capacity.