President Danilo Medina traveled to Barahona for the inauguration of the second phase of the EgeHaina Parque Eolico Larimar windfarm. The development reportedly called for an investment of US$100 million.
The second phase is located in Enriquillo, Barahona. The second phase adds 14 Vestas V-117 wind turbines, the most powerful in the region, with installed capacity of 48.3MW. These have a height of 150 meters.
Ege Haina already operates the Parque Eolico Los Cocos and the first phase of the Parque Eolico Larimar, for a joint production of 175 megawatts of clean energy generated by 69 wind turbines. The wind farm proposes to annually reduce 300,000 tons of CO2 emissions and means the import of 900,000 less barrels of petroleum.