Supporting low-emission energy industries to achieve climate targets in the Dominican Republic
As of: September 2021
In the Dominican Republic, energy production is currently based on fossil resources – and it accounts for one third of the national greenhouse gas emissions. The project supports the country in transforming its energy sector. Political, institutional and regulatory reforms help to increase the proportion of renewable energies used for energy generation and efficiency. Approval procedures are accelerated and financing mechanisms developed to encourage investment in renewable energies. The preparation of nationally appropriate mitigation actions and the implementation of the nationally determined contribution in the energy sector are also supported, including reliable measuring, reporting and verification mechanisms for monitoring purposes. This contributes to the upscaling of the ambition to achieve climate targets in the long term. A pilot project for sustainable energy supply with innovative operator and financing structures (e.g. cooperatives) will be implemented in rural areas.
State of implementation/results
The project website provides information about the project (see link).
- Information about the project is also provided on Facebook and Twitter (Transición Energética RD).
- The Dominican Republic's 2018-2020 Renewable Energy Development Plan mentions support from the Energy Transition Project and the GIZ in two out of 13 points.
- The project organized an educational trip on decentralized energy supply at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in April 2019 in the USA.
- The project organized a congress on the subjects energy transition and climate change in May 2019 in Santo Domingo.
- A new forecasting system for solar and wind power feed-in has enabled more variable renewables to be fed in and fossil fuels to be saved, leading to increased confidence in the sector and the government.