Economy September 27, 2019 | 9:07 am

Fuel oil crunch worries Energy chief, urges diversification

Santo Domingo.- National Energy Commission (CNE) executive director Angel Canó, on Thur. stated concern over the unexpected drop in the supply of fuel for power plants and asked to diversify the energy matrix to avert shortages.

He said the delays in fuel oil should alert the country about the need to change the matrix. He said the power plants of the national grid are operating with a deficit as high as 255 megawatts.

“This is perhaps a wake-up call to what from the CNE we have been exposing as a way to turn our eyes in a concrete way to the problem of our dependence on petroleum products and begin to dismantle those barriers that can still represent obstacles for renewables and the energy transition that we choose.”