The Superintendent for Electricity (Superintendencia de Electricidad, “SIE”) in the Dominican Republic invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the “Proposal”) from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to execute technical assistance (the “Technical Assistance”) to support the development of regulations to enable the deployment of battery energy storage systems (“BESS”) in the Dominican Republic. The Proposal submission deadline is January 12, 2022. The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $619,350 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
About the Grantee
The Grantee is the Superintendencia de Electricidad, the Dominican Republic’s regulatory body responsible for inspecting and supervising compliance with all legal and technical regulations related to the generation, transmission, distribution, and commercialization of electricity in the Dominican Republic.
SIE is seeking support for the development of new regulations that will enable battery energy storage systems within the national grid. The Dominican Republic is experiencing growing demand for electricity and the country has set an objective of doubling its power generation capacity by 2030. Meeting this power capacity goal will require increased generation from renewable energy sources. Energy storage systems will be critical to reach the country’s renewable and power generation targets while maintaining grid stability. The development of an enabling regulatory framework will support the deployment of BESS in the Dominican Republic.
About the Technical Assistance
The Technical Assistance will provide a regulatory roadmap with the necessary analysis and recommendations for technical and financial regulations to support the deployment of BESS throughout the power system. The Technical Assistance will assess the existing regulations and create recommendations for new BESS enabling regulations, considering grid connection, performance, and economic remuneration.