Río Haina power station

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Río Haina power station is a 293-megawatt (MW) fuel oil-fired power plant in Bajos de Haina, San Cristobal, Dominican Republic.

Plant operator EGE Haina reportedly planned to replace the existing power station with a two-unit, 240-megawatt coal-fired plant, but this project appears to have been abandoned.

Location

The map below shows the existing fuel oil-fired plant, near the Río Haina in Bajos de Haina.

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Background

The existing 293 MW Río Haina plant uses fuel oil and diesel as its energy sources and is operated by EGE Haina.[1]

Proposed Coal-Fired Expansion

In February 2013, Diario Libre reported that EGE Haina would replace Río Haina's existing oil-fired Units 1, 2 and 4 with a brand new 240 MW coal-fired plant comprising two units of 120 MW each, at an estimated cost of $624 million and with an anticipated start-up date of 2016 or 2017.[2]

However, there have been no subsequent press reports about the proposed coal-fired units, and no such conversion of the Río Haina facility is mentioned on the EGE Haina website, so the coal-fired project appears to have been definitively abandoned.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: EGE Haina
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Bajos de Haina, San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • Coordinates: 18.424206, -70.020622 (exact)
  • Status:
    • Units 1, 2 & 4: Operating [1]
    • Units 5 & 6: Canceled
  • Gross Capacity:
    • Units 1, 2 & 4: 293 MW [1]
    • Unit 5: 120 MW [2]
    • Unit 6: 120 MW [2]
  • Type: Circulating fluidized bed[2]
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Haina,", EGE Haina website, accessed January 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Ege Haina construirá dos plantas a carbón que aportarán 240 megawatts,", Diario Libre, February 18, 2013.

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