The president-elect of Haiti Jovenel Moise returned to Haiti Wednesday, following a successful two days official visit to the Dominican Republic, where he was received at the Dominican national palace by his counterpart Danilo Medina.
Jovenel Moise made a very good use of his first bilateral meeting by touring many important projects in the Dominican republic. The president elect wanted to know "what our Dominican brothers were doing," to learn and maybe replicate back home some of their realizations. The President-elect was particularly impressed and very interested with the Dominican's republic green energy industry. Moise stressed that Haiti has the urgent needs to improve its energy production, which is the lowest in the Caribbean.
He visited three of the largest energy projects in the neighboring country: The Punta Calina; a thermoelectric plant that will have a capacity of 720 megawatts net, divided into two units. Each will generate energy from the burning of pulverized mineral coal. The construction of the Punta Calina is 70% done. Jovenel also visited the Monte Plata Solar power plant. The first photovoltaic power plant in the Dominican Republic and the largest in the region.
The tour also included AES Dominicana's liquefied natural gas plant. Located in Punta Caucedo. There he was accompanied by the president of the company, Edwin de los Santos.
AES Dominicana currently supplies 40% of the energy consumed by the country. According to their estimates in the last 10 years they managed to reduce dependence on oil by 60%.