Río Haina power station
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Río Haina power station is a 293-megawatt (MW) fuel oil-fired power plant in Bajos de Haina, San Cristobal, Dominican Republic.
Plant operator EGE Haina reportedly planned to replace the existing power station with a two-unit, 240-megawatt coal-fired plant, but this project appears to have been abandoned.
The map below shows the existing fuel oil-fired plant, near the Río Haina in Bajos de Haina.
The existing 293 MW Río Haina plant uses fuel oil and diesel as its energy sources and is operated by EGE Haina.
Proposed Coal-Fired Expansion
In February 2013, Diario Libre reported that EGE Haina would replace Río Haina's existing oil-fired Units 1, 2 and 4 with a brand new 240 MW coal-fired plant comprising two units of 120 MW each, at an estimated cost of $624 million and with an anticipated start-up date of 2016 or 2017.
However, there have been no subsequent press reports about the proposed coal-fired units, and no such conversion of the Río Haina facility is mentioned on the EGE Haina website, so the coal-fired project appears to have been definitively abandoned.
- Sponsor: EGE Haina
- Parent company:
- Location: Bajos de Haina, San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
- Coordinates: 18.424206, -70.020622 (exact)
- Units 1, 2 & 4: Operating 
- Units 5 & 6: Cancelled
- Gross Capacity:
- Type: Units 1, 2 & 4: Fuel oil and gas: Units 5 & 6: Circulating fluidized bed
- Projected in service:
- Coal Type:
- Coal Source:
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- "Haina,", EGE Haina website, accessed January 2018.
- "Ege Haina construirá dos plantas a carbón que aportarán 240 megawatts,", Diario Libre, February 18, 2013.