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CEPM presents its progress towards zero emissions at Fitur, focusing on Isla Saona and electric mobility

  • CEPM is moving towards zero emissions, under the CEPM Zero program, with the development of the FV3 and FV4 solar parks, and the electrification of Isla Saona with renewable energy.
  • As part of CEPM’s concession area, the first 100% renewable electric vehicle charging station in the Caribbean is being developed in Bávaro, operated by Evergo, which will allow the simultaneous charging of 28 electric vehicles.

Madrid, January 17, 2023. Reaffirming its commitment towards zero net emissions, CEPM presented at Fitur the progress of its decarbonization process, which will contribute to turn its concession zone into a 100% green destination of world reference, which includes Punta Cana, Bávaro, Macao, Cabeza de Toro, Uvero Alto, Miches, Bayahíbe and La Romana.

One of the first steps in this direction has been the expansion of the FV3 and FV4 photovoltaic park, with a total capacity of 100 MW, in Bávaro. This corresponds to the initial phase of the CEPM Zero program, announced at last year’s Fitur 2022, with a commitment to become one of the world’s first zero-emission utilities within a decade, through energy from renewable sources such as wind, solar, pumped hydro and green hydrogen, and state-of-the-art storage technology.

With this same purpose, it is developing projects together with hotel clients, such as the installation of several photovoltaic parks, with a capacity of 10MW, to supply more than 8,000 rooms with renewable energy.

“In our 30-year history, CEPM has become an ally of the sustainable development of the eastern part of the country, as the main national tourist spot, and we maintain a firm commitment to the decarbonization of our operations so that the energy source that feeds our customers is increasingly cleaner. This is an investment that exceeds more than USD$1,000 million and aspires in the coming years to continue contributing to the continuous growth and constant expansion of this tourist area”.said Rolando González Bunster.

Another of the major advances mentioned was the Saona Island electrification project, through a photovoltaic generation park with a storage capacity of 5 MWh. This project not only allows its 600 inhabitants to have continuous energy for the first time in its history, but also the tourist concessions and businesses that receive more than one million tourists a year on this island, and also receive it from a renewable source, connected to a smart grid. Thus, Isla Saona becomes the first and only island in the hemisphere to have 100% renewable energy 24 hours a day.

The first electric gas station in the Caribbean

With the goal of promoting more sustainable mobility and boosting the development of the Eastern Zone as the country’s first smart, zero-emission tourist destination, González Bunster also presented major plans through Evergo, the largest and most sophisticated network of charging stations for electric vehicles in the region, which, together with CEPM, is part of the InterEnergy Group’s portfolio of companies. The executive gave the scoop on the construction of the Caribbean’s first electric station in Bávaro, which is conceived as a “hub” that will allow the simultaneous charging of a total of 28 vehicles with level 3 chargers.

One of the main qualities is that it will be powered by 100% renewable energy, as part of CEPM’s concession area. In addition, this space will include a work area with four comfortable private spaces, recreational areas, ATMs, mini market and cafeterias, among many other amenities.

In this way, CEPM is extending its vision of contributing to the creation of smart and sustainable communities in the tourist centers where it operates, now also extending to the Miches area, where it is playing a key role as an ally of sustainability, hand in hand with local stakeholders.

With these and other initiatives that will materialize by 2023, CEPM Zero will go from being a commitment to a concrete plan that is already taking major steps forward and will be a milestone in the history of both the company and the country, becoming one of the first zero-emission and 100% renewable electric companies in the world.

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