Punta Catalina power plants have a lower production cost than other generators
Despite the complicated international context that maintains the price of coal above 300% compared to usual, the units of the Punta Catalina Thermoelectric Power Plant (CTPC) occupy the first two places in the order of merit for the dispatch of thermal units of the System Interconnected Electricity (SENI). According to the statement, this places it in a more efficient position compared to the rest.
The disclosure was made by the company’s administrator, Celso Marranzini, who stated that this achievement for Punta Catalina is due to the efficient management for the purchase of coal, the commendable effort of the technical and administrative team, and the trust of President Luis Abinader. He defined this fact as emblematic of the high prices experienced by fuels as a result of the current geopolitical complexities, which also affect the supply chain. He explained that, with this, CTPC guarantees the continuity of the supply of around 30% of the national energy demand with economic generation driven by high operational efficiency.
The order of merit is determined based on the production cost of the plants, so those with a lower cost -as is the case of CTPC- may be dispatched with priority over those with a higher cost. “This simply means that we are facing the most efficient plants that serve energy to the Dominicans,” stressed Marranzini, noting that this has been achieved “with the tenacious work of the technicians and administrative staff,” as well as the good purchases of coal .” The Punta Catalina senior executive said that the team under his direction has concentrated on resolving the historical problems of the thermoelectric plant that are associated with its construction.