Santo Domingo Cadafe power station

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Santo Domingo Cadafe power station, known locally as Carboeléctrica Santo Domingo, was a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Santo Domingo, Táchira, Venezuela.

Location

The map below shows Santo Domingo, Táchira, the approximate location where the plant was to be built.

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Background

An October 2003 report from Venezuela's Ministry of Energy and Mines called for the Carboeléctrica Santo Domingo, a US$625 million, 500 MW coal-fired project, to be developed simultaneously with the adjacent Santo Domingo coal mine.[1] In 2004 Venezuela's national power company Cadafe agreed with the Russian company Energoprom to build a scaled-down version of the plant, with a price tag of US$300 million and a generating capacity of 300 MW.[2]

A 2009 overview of Venezuela's energy sector listed the Santo Domingo plant as an active 300 MW project with a scheduled completion date of 2010[3]; however, the plant was not listed in the 2012 edition of the same report[4], and it no longer appears as an active project on plant sponsor Corpoelec's website.[5] As of December 2013, the plant was listed as Cancelled in Platts' World Electric Power Plants database, and it has since been completely removed from the Platts database.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Corpoelec-Emp Elec Socialista
  • Parent company: Corpoelec-Emp Elec Socialista
  • Location: Santo Domingo, Táchira, Venezuela
  • Coordinates: 8.861581, -70.692816 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 300 MW
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References

  1. "Proyecto Carboeléctrico Santo Domingo,", Ministro de Energia y Minas, October 20, 2003.
  2. "Cadafe, Energoprom sign letter of intent for 300MW coal plant,", BNAmericas, December 3, 2004.
  3. "Venezuela: La Energia en Cifras 2008-2009,", IESA, 2009
  4. "Venezuela: La Energia en Cifras 2012,", IESA, 2012
  5. "Generación,", Corpoelec website, accessed October 2015.
  6. "World Electric Power Plants Database,", Platts, June 2015. The database is not available online but can be purchased from Platts.

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