Promoting a low-carbon energy system for the achievement of the climate objectives of the Dominican Republic
As of: January 2020
Objective and activities
The project supports the Dominican Republic in its transition towards a climate-friendly energy sector. Currently, the Dominican power generation is largely based on fossil fuels, contributing with 1/3 to the GHG inventory. Far-reaching reforms on the political, institutional, regulatory and financial level are supposed to contribute to increasing the share of renewable energies and improving energy efficiency. In order to promote investments in renewable energies, approval procedures are to be accelerated and innovative financing mechanisms will be developed. In addition, the project supports the preparation of promising NAMAs and the implementation of the NDC in the energy sector including reliable MRV mechanisms. In the long-term this shall contribute to increasing the ambition in the existing climate targets. Aiming for a sustainable energy supply in rural areas, a renewable energies pilot project with an innovative operator and finance structure (e.g. cooperatives) will be implemented.
- Designing and Communicating Low Carbon Energy Roadmaps for Small Island States of the Caribbean
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.