Windpower for Samana.
The beach town of Las Galeras in Samana became the first part of
the DR to benefit from clean electricity generated by wind power, said
Jose Oscar Orsini, president of Luz y Fuerza de Las Terrenas, C.A. power
company, reports DR1 Daily News (Aug. 31, 2007). The operation of the
60KW generator will reduce electricity prices by 5-8% for consumers in
Las Galeras and provide 15% of the power used there. The company plans
to sell the kWh for US$0.15 and US$0.17. Luz y Fuerza has the concession
for power distribution in the north and east of the Samana Peninsula. It
purchases the power from Generadora Eolica de Las Galeras, S.A.,
presided by Jaime Fernandez.