As a member of CARIFORUM, the Dominican Republic (DR) is also a beneficiary of TAPSEC. Currently, the generation of electricity in the Dominican Republic is mainly based on fossil fuels, contributing 1/3 to the inventory of Greenhouse Gases. In 2019, 88.13% of electric power was based on fossil fuels and only 11.87% was generated by renewable energy, of which only 5.17% (6.27% with biomass) were non-conventional renewable energy.
In its climate targets, the Dominican Republic has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by one-third by 2030 compared with existing levels in 2010.The Dominican Republic passed legislation on renewable energy in 2007 as part of its endeavors to achieve these targets.
The PTER will feature the following stations and experiences:
Water Station – Windmill, mini hydroelectric, solar water pump, manual water pump, tidal energy (dynamic wave), wheel-mill Noria.
Air Station – Wind towers, wind-solar tower (combined), automated weather station and manual weather station.
Sun Station – Smart Flower, solar panels, solar heater, solar tree, benches and trash cans with photovoltaic plate that feeds your screens, and solar lamps.
Biomass Station – Biodigester, briquetting machine, gasifier.
Leisure and Exercise Station – Machines (stationary bicycles and others) that generate energy with pedals, solar banks, didactic games about energy, hydraulic hammer, among others.
Rural Applications Station – Isolated photovoltaic system, domestic biodigester, Lorena stove, efficient stove.