The Dominican Republic is considered a leader in energy and policy in the Caribbean. At the end of 2018 the Dominican Republic approved a Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Action Plan to reaffirm the countries pledge to maintain the targets set by the Paris Climate Agreement. This being one of the actions showing the Island nation’s commitment to reducing emissions and increasing the amount of renewable energy in their power system.
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the optional paths to develop the power system towards reduced fuel use and increased clean renewable energy. The study contemplates several scenarios and compares the outcomes to the country’s current strategy.