Biggest power plant out 13 days: officials mum
Santo Domingo.- The most recent report from the Coordinating Body (OC) of the electrical system excludes unit 1 of the Punta Catalina power plant from the list of unavailable generators, after it was under maintenance for 13 days, despite that it would only be for a week end.
So far, the Ministry of Energy and Mines has not explained to Diario Libre why unit 1 was out of service for more days than announced, and it re-entered the system yesterday.
Coal-fired Punta Catalina – the country’s newest and biggest power plant- contributes around 600MW to the national grid.
It is a white elephant that should be put out of its misery.