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Meliá Hotels International and CEPM inaugurate solar park, reaffirming their commitment to zero emissions

PUNTA CANA. – The Paradisus Palma Real hotel and the Consorcio Energético Punta Cana-Macao (CEPM) inaugurated a new photovoltaic plant, consisting of 901 solar modules and 500 kWp of installed power, which will offset all the energy used by the convention halls of the Meliá hotels in the destination.

Estimated energy production in the first year will be 791MWh, with a total of 560 tons of CO2 avoided, equivalent to 465 barrels of oil, achieving a high level of energy efficiency.

Francisco Camps, Area Managing Director of Meliá Hotels International in the Dominican Republic, emphasized that this initiative is part of the commitment expressed by the Meliá Hotels International Group to work for responsible tourism that respects the environment. “We approach sustainability as a fundamental lever to leave a positive legacy on our planet and in our society, through responsible resource management, with the aim of further reducing our CO2 emissions.”

It reiterated its firm and ambitious commitment to reduce its direct and indirect emissions, focusing on technological innovation and the use or generation of clean energies, in order to advance on the road to climate neutrality.

“We are proud to sign this alliance between Meliá Hotels International and CEPM, a leading company in the energy sector in the Dominican Republic, which offers new energy solutions that contribute to sustainable development and leaders in the sector in areas such as Punta Cana and other regions of the country,” said Camps.

The investment in this photovoltaic plant by CEPM reaffirms Meliá Hotels International’s commitment to advance in the decarbonization of its activity, contributing to the consolidation of a more efficient and environmentally responsible tourism model.

Oscar San Martín, CEPM’s General Manager, said that “The inauguration of this solar park, hand in hand with an ally like Meliá Hotels International and Paradisus Palma Real, brings us ever closer to our shared mission to make this tourist destination a zero-emissions meeting point, a world reference. We celebrate that together we can work towards increasingly sustainable and conscious practices that serve as a model for the tourism industry.“.

The event was attended by the main executives of Meliá Hotels International in the Dominican Republic; Francisco Avalos, Director of Operations; Antonio Fuentes, Business Partner; Ángel Medina, General Manager of Paradisus Palma Real; Henry Báez, Technical Service Partner and Engineering; Sara Ranghi, Marketing & Brand Development America, as well as the Group’s Sustainability representative, Lourdes Ripoll, among others.

CEPM was represented by Oscar San Martín, General Manager; Antonio Martorell, Commercial Director; Claudia Castillo, Customer Experience Commercial Manager; and Carlos Rodríguez, Senior Marketing and Corporate Affairs Manager. Also joining the event were representatives of Trace Solar, the company in charge of installing the solar panels, who are active members of the Association for the Promotion of Renewable Energies (ASOFER), with the presence of its CEO, José Hernández, and its General Director, Aníbal de la Rosa.

Having the opportunity to work with CEPM has been an enriching experience due to their standards of excellence and quality. This collaboration has led us to work with an exceptional level of perfection and resistance, which guarantees the reliability and durability of the service even in extreme climatic conditions, thanks to the use of superior materials in its construction.“concluded José Hernández, CEO of Trace Solar.

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