Manzanillo power station

From Global Energy Monitor


The Manzanillo power station was a proposed coal-fired power station in Manzanillo, Montecristi, Dominican Republic.


The map below shows Manzanillo, the approximate location where the plant was to be built.

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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.[1] 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.[2]

As of January 2023, plans for a coal plant in Manzanillo appeared to have been long since abandoned in favor of natural gas-fired projects such as the Manzanillo Energy power station, the Manzanillo (Haina Investment) power station, and the Manzanillo Power Land power station.[3][4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: CDEEE
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Manzanillo, Montecristi, Dominican Republic
  • Coordinates: 19.706944, -71.743056 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 1500 MW
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Merit Designs Consulting Group, 2006-2020. "Dominican Republic to build 700MW+ power plants". DominicanToday (in español). Retrieved 2021-05-10.
  2. Robles, Frances (November 6, 2009). "Coal ash from U.S. blamed for Dominican town's birth defects". McClatchy.
  3. " - Digital Newspaper & Magazine Subscriptions". Retrieved 2021-11-18.
  4. Diario, Listin (2021-08-14). "Los escollos de la Central Eléctrica de Manzanillo". (in español). Retrieved 2021-11-18.

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