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CEPM and Evergo present pioneering projects in electric mobility and renewable generation to IDB

  • Evergo Connect prepares its imminent official opening, with 29 solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations..
  • CEPM’s FV3 solar park in Bávaro features the largest storage technology in the region, with a capacity of 40MWh.

BÁVARO, La AltagraciaThe Board of Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the local representative and executives of this entity, representatives from more than 40 countries, met today at the facilities of the first electro-lane in the region, Evergo Connect, and CEPM’s FV3 solar park, located in Bávaro, within the framework of the Annual Meeting of the IDB Group, to witness the great innovations presented by these pioneering projects in their category to promote clean energy in the country.

The delegation was led by several CEPM and Evergo executives, headed by Roberto Herrera, country manager of InterEnergy Group and CEO of CEPM; Oscar San Martín, general manager; Antonio Martorell, commercial director; Wellington Reyes, director of Innovation; Carlos Rodríguez, senior manager of Marketing and Corporate Affairs; Claudia Castillo, commercial manager; Concepción Sambartolomé, business developer; and Natanael Rolffot, superintendent of Renewables.

The Evergo Connect electric station is part of the alliance between the Consorcio Energético Punta Cana Macao (CEPM) and Evergo, both companies of InterEnergy Group, to provide the growing number of electric vehicle users in the Dominican Republic with a unique space with 29 charging stations, powered by 100% renewable energy.

This hub integrates ultra-fast chargers that can handle a maximum power of up to 225 kW, which is equivalent to charging a vehicle in just 15 – 20 minutes. In addition, this space provides its users with a work area, rest areas, restaurants and a children’s area. Also, an electric vehicle showroom and car rental service, among other facilities.

“This is the first project of its kind in Latin America and we aspire to replicate the model in other parts of the country and Latin America, where Evergo already has a presence, through the largest and most sophisticated network of charging stations for electric vehicles in the region.“said Roberto Herrera, country manager of InterEnergy Group, who attended the visit.

Another of the main novelties of this space is the first station of the new Battery Swapping The company’s first electric vehicle technology program in the country, through which customers who have vehicles compatible with the technology will be able to use this innovative system to quickly replace the depleted battery of their electric car with a fully charged battery. It also includes a “micro-mobility” area for charging motors and electric bicycles.

Pioneers in solar technology

As part of the visit, the executives visited the FV3 Bávaro solar park, whose main novelty lies in its battery storage capacity (BEES), which exceeds 40 MWh, the largest in the Central American and Caribbean region. As a result of this effort, so far this year it is estimated that more than 18,096 tons of C02 have been avoided in the atmosphere.

One of the main attributes of this solar farm’s energy storage system is that it provides PV firming services during the day and energy arbitrage during periods of high demand to CEPM’s power grid, which facilitates constant service stability.

This project is a step towards CEPM’s goal of achieving zero emissions by 2030, as part of the CEPM Zero initiative. “This mission is based on the desire to guarantee an increasingly cleaner, safer and more reliable energy service in the concession area and to work together for a more sustainable and, above all, greener development,” said Roberto Herrera. These projects, in addition to the electrification of Isla Saona with solar energy, are part of a program financed by IDB Invest, the private investment arm of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and Bank of America, with the aim of promoting the energy transition in the region. Investment in these projects totaled US$40 million, of which US$32 million came from multilateral banks.

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