A new study has analysed regulatory and technical requirements for electromobility in the Dominican Republic. The research was conducted by the Proyecto Transición Energética in collaboration with the Dominican Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), and the country’s regulator, the Superintendence of Electricity (SIE). The Proyecto Transición Energética is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and implemented by GIZ. For the analysis, the project relied on the expertise of GET.transform through a Leveraged Partnership.
Several electric vehicle charging station initiatives are already underway in the Dominican Republic, despite a lack of regulation. The report answers to this situation in two ways: it offers an introduction into the relevant parameters, like types of electric vehicles and charging stations, as well as grid integration aspects and an overview of the key stakeholders and roles in the charging business. But the report also informs on legal aspects of EV charging and makes recommendations for the required regulations.
The main goal was to establish a comprehensive regulation encompassing all technical and tariff aspects of EV charging. The objective was to ensure equitable access to charging for all stakeholders. The resulting regulation, which has been enacted in December 2022, tapped into the insights and recommendations provided by GET.transform, Energynautics, and the Proyecto Transición Energética.