Updating Grid Code Regulations for Renewables in the Dominican Republic

Promoting the Dominican energy transition by adapting grid codes to international best practice
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Supporting the Dominican Republic in the ambition of a more decarbonised electricity system, the GIZ-implemented initiatives Proyecto Transición Energética and TAPSEC have jointly investigated how current grid regulations would have to be adapted to allow a greater share of renewable energy.

In a collaboration with the Dominican Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), the Superintendence of Electricity (SIE), and the National Energy Commission (CNE), the two initiatives analysed the technical regulations for the operation and grid connection of renewable power plants.

The resulting report looks at international best practices for grid codes, provides a gap analysis and makes recommendations on how to simplify and update the connection and operation requirements of conventional and renewable power plants in the Dominican electricity market.

The study was carried out by Energynautics, a German consulting company with extensive international experience in the electricity sector, and was facilitated by GET.transform. To validate the results and recommendations made, a review committee was created, made up of representatives from the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Superintendence of Electricity, the National Energy Commission, the Dominican Electricity Transmission Company, and the Coordinating Body (OC).

The Proyecto Transición Energética is financed by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, through the International Climate Protection Initiative (IKI), and has the Dominican Ministry of Energy and Mines as its main partner along with 15 other partners from the country’s energy and climate sectors. The Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC) Project is made possible through the financial support of the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Download the study in Spanish from: transicionenergetica.do

Spanish Cover of the Study on Technical Regulations for the Connection and Operation of Renewable Power Plants in the Dominican Republic