Medina flips the switch on controversial power plant
Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina on Thurs. headed the first test run on the steam boiler of a generator of the Punta Catalina coal-fired power plant, “a sovereign triumph of the Dominican Republic that will significantly improve the energy service.”
The media were not invited to the activity at the 752-megawatt facility located in southern Peravia province.
Punta Catalina has been mired in scandal from the start of the call for tenders, with cost overruns as high as US$1.2 billion.