Colombia, República Dominicana and Puerto Rico would be connected by a 2,700 kilometer long cable of electricity
The visit of President Alvaro Uribe to República Dominicana for the possession of the new President, Leonel Fernández, put on the news the idea of a big project that would provide electricity for the Caribbean nation and Puerto Rico, a long cable of 2,700 kilometers from Colombia that would be finish by 2012, according with the initial proyection of both presidents.
Electricity has been a main issue for the two islands since ever and it became expensive in the last year due to the high cost of petrol. The demand for energy in República Dominicana is of about 3,800 megawatts, but with this project Colombia could send to the island 5,800 megawatts, according to AméricaEconomía and Diario a Diario.
Interconexión Eléctrica SA and Empresas Públicas de Medellín will be the Colombian partners that would sign agreements with the goverments of República Dominicana and Puerto Rico to beggin this huge proyect of electricity that would require a big generator in Colombia and a energy convertor in both islands.