Economy June 1, 2016 | 9:55 am

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Cemex Dominicana to buy 11.5 MW of clean energy from major plant

Santo Domingo.- The power company EGE Haina will sell wind energyto cement-maker Cemex Dominicana, for its cement plant located in San Pedro(east), as a unregulated user of the National Interconnected Electric System(SENI).

The agreement will allow CEMEX to replace the consumptionof electricity from fossil fuels, with energy from renewable sources for itsfacility in San Pedro.

The 11.5 MW (average) of clean energy contracted from EGE Hainawill be added to the 1.5 megawatt which Cemex produces with 5,040 solar panels.

The agreement signed by EGE Haina general manager MarceloAicardi and Cemex Dominicana president Carlos Emilio Gonzalez, who stressedthat strategic alliance reaffirms his company’s commitment to preserving theenvironment, a principle he affirms guides Cemex’s operations.

"CEMEX, adhering to its strategy to reduce carbonemissions, continues to increase the use of renewable energy. Through thisagreement we take a momentous step, contracting all the energy required by ourplant in San Pedro de Macoris from renewable sources," Gonzalez said.

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