Manzanillo power station
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The Manzanillo power station was a proposed coal or gas-fired power station in Manzanillo, Montecristi, Dominican Republic.
The map below shows Manzanillo, the approximate location where the plant was to be built.
Beginning in March 2012, CDEEE, the Dominican Corporation of State Electricity Companies, solicited bids for coal- and gas-fired electricity projects aimed at increasing the nation's installed capacity; among the companies that submitted bids, three (NEC, Summit Power and Odebrecht) expressed interest in building plants near the northwestern coastal community of Manzanillo. In subsequent years, proposed coal projects have fallen through and the remaining proposed projects as of 2021 have been gas. Manzanillo has experienced first-hand the environmental hazards posed by coal; between 2003 and 2006, 50,000 tons of coal ash from a Puerto Rican power plant were stored in Manzanillo, allegedly leading to a spike in miscarriages, birth defects and other serious health problems. As of May 2021, there are no coal plants actively proposed for the Manzanillo area.
- Sponsor: CDEEE
- Parent company:
- Location: Manzanillo, Montecristi, Dominican Republic
- Coordinates: 19.706944, -71.743056 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Gross Capacity: 1500 MW
- Projected in service:
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Articles and resources
- Merit Designs Consulting Group, 2006-2020. "Dominican Republic to build 700MW+ power plants". DominicanToday (in español). Retrieved 2021-05-10.
- Robles, Frances (November 6, 2009). "Coal ash from U.S. blamed for Dominican town's birth defects". McClatchy.