Under an agreement with power company EGE Haina, Cemex Dominican Republic will buy wind energy for its San Pedro plant as an unregulated user of the National Interconnected Electric System (SENI), reported the Dominican Today. The agreement will allow the company to replace the consumption of electricity from fossil fuels, with energy from renewable sources at the facility.
The 11.5 MW (average) of clean energy contracted from EGE Haina will be added to the 1.5 MW of solar power Cemex produces from 5,040 solar panels for the plant.
Dominican Republic President Carlos Emilio Gonzalez noted that the agreement with EGE Haina reaffirms the company’s commitment to preserving the environment, a principle he affirmed guides Cemex’s operations.
“Cemex adhering to its strategy to reduce carbon emissions, continues to increase the use of renewable energy. Through this agreement we take a momentous step, contracting all the energy required by our plant in San Pedro de Macoris from renewable sources,” Gonzalez said.