Cemex announced the launch of a 1.5MW power plant to supply renewable energy to its cement plant in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic.
Cemex said the initiative is part of its commitment to sustainability, to contribute to reduce its carbon footprint and mitigate the impact on climate change.
"The contribution represents 1.5MW that will allow us to produce 2.2MkW per year, which equals the energy consumed by 2000 homes", said Cemex cement plant operations director Jesus García Cárdenas. He said the unit has 5040 high technology panels with inverters that work powered by captured sunlight converted into energy, leading to a significant reduction in fossil fuels consumption."
The San Pedro de Macorís is the first solar farm owned by Cemex in the Caribbean region.
By adopting renewable energy production in its operations, Garcia said, Cemex reinforces its commitment to sustainability and to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as evidence by winning the National Clean Production Award in 2012 and 2013, for its appropriate environmental criteria in its operations.