Barahona power station

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Barahona power station (Planta termoeléctrica Barahona) is an operating power station of at least 52-megawatts (MW) in Santa Cruz de Barahona, Barahona, Dominican Republic.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Barahona power station Santa Cruz de Barahona, Barahona, Dominican Republic 18.221103, -71.086721 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 18.221103, -71.086721

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - unknown 52 subcritical 2001

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina SA (EGE Haina) [100.0%]


Barahona power station is the only coal-fired power plant among the eight power plants operated by EGE Haina, one of the Dominican Republic's leading electricity producers.[1] [2] Located on the coast about 200 km west of Santo Domingo, the US$38.1 million, 45.6 MW power plant began operating in 2001.[1] Coal for the plant is delivered via conveyor belt from boats anchored in the adjacent port.[1]

In 2018, the power station underwent modernization to increase the potential from 45.6 MW to 52 MW using the same amount of coal.[3][1]

According to EGE Haina's 2022 Annual Report, the Barahona power station underwent "major maintenance" in 2022 and appeared to maintain its prior capacity of 52 MW after the maintenance was completed.[4] The power station reportedly employed a monthly average of 91 total full-time and contracted workers during 2022.[4]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Barahona Carbón", EG Haina website, accessed January 5, 2023.
  2. "Tres empresas generadoras responsables de suplir casi el 60 % de la electricidad del país". Diario Libre. September 27, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "EGE Haina". Retrieved 2021-11-18.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sustainability Report, EGE Haina, 2023

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