Grupo Puntacana Partners with Eurelius for Solar Energy Project in Punta Cana

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Grupo Puntacana and Eurelius have joined forces to implement a large-scale solar energy generation project in Punta Cana. This initiative aims to produce more than 50 percent of the energy consumed in the community, contributing to the development of a more sustainable destination.

The agreement, signed by Frank Elias Rainieri, president and CEO of Grupo Puntacana, and Michael Bellmer, managing partner of Eurelius, marks a pivotal moment in the region’s transition towards renewable energy. With over 30 MWp of solar production and more than 50 MWh of battery storage, Punta Cana is set to become one of the few cities in Latin America to derive the majority of its energy from renewable sources.

“This confirms our commitment to the environment and the community, producing a positive impact by reducing emissions and, at the same time, the cost of electricity generation,” stated Rainieri upon signing the agreement.

Grupo Puntacana has been at the forefront of sustainable energy initiatives, with previous installations of solar panels at the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) and the Puntacana International School (PCIS). The new project represents a significant leap forward in reducing the environmental impact of electricity generation, emphasizing the company’s dedication to a cleaner and more eco-friendly tourist destination.

The project not only involves the installation of photovoltaic panels but also includes an energy storage system to enhance stability in the face of weather variations during the day.

Michael Bellmer expressed his satisfaction in collaborating with Grupo Puntacana, stating, “We are thrilled by the opportunity to support Grupo Puntacana in the development, implementation, and operation of what we believe to be the largest clean energy project in the private industrial and commercial sector in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean.”

The agreement specifies that the photovoltaic plant will be located at the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), with provisions for future expansion, signaling a significant milestone in the region’s commitment to renewable energy.

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