Boca Chica power station

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Boca Chica power station (Central Termoeléctrica en Boca Chica) is a cancelled power station in Boca Chica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Boca Chica power station Boca Chica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 18.45637, -69.61134 (approximate)[1]

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled[1][2][3][4] gas[1] 258[5] internal combustion combined cycle[5][1] not found

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent Operator
Unit 1 Karpowership Dominican Republic SAS[5] Karadeniz Holding AS Karpowership Dominican Republic SAS[5]


The Boca Chica power station was originally proposed as a floating power plant to be installed on a barge near Boca Chica, Santo Domingo province, Dominican Republic.[6] The plant was subject to significant opposition in the community of Boca Chica[7], prompting plant owner Karpowership Dominican Republic SAS to consider relocating the project to Azua.[8] Citizens concerned about the plant's impact on mangroves, fish, and other elements of the natural environment have continued to protest development of the plant in Azua.[8][9]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "BNamericas - Empresa abandona proyecto a gas en R. Domini..." Archived from the original on December 16, 2021. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  2. Archived from the original on 2022-10-11. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. Archived from the original on 2022-10-03. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. Archived from the original on 2022-12-06. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Archived from the original on 2022-07-25. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. "Powership KPS-8". Comisión Nacional de Energía. September 10, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Piden anular autorización para planta Boca Chica — El Nacional". El Nacional. 2021-12-13.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Karpowership says it is cleared to operate barge in Azua; protests in Azua". DR1. September 27, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "In Azua citizens protest against the installation of power generation barges". Dominican Today. September 27, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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