AES Dominicana Opens LNG Distribution Terminal
AES Dominicana have just opened Latin America’s first LNG distribution terminal, saving the Dominican Republic over a $billion a year, as it seeks to cut its dependence on petroleum based power generation.
Other Latin American countries are set to follow suit by securing LNG as their primary source of energy. Together with the results of the Macroeconomic Impacts report, this can pave the way forward for the US to go ahead and export LNG to its neighbours, once the approval and development stages have been given the “green light”.
Freddy Obando, the commercial director for AES Dominicana will be giving an overview of the company’s new strategy at the LNG 360° Forum – Latin America & Caribbean.
Joining him on the special Caribbean LNG Focus day will be:
Indar Maharaj, President, National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited – will disclose strategies for creating market rules that promote investment in LNG projects
Ernie Megginson, Former LNG Project Manager, Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining – will focus on the latest developments for Jamaica’s FSRU Project
Sampo Suvisaari, General Manager, Power Plants, Central America and the Caribbean, Wärtsilä North America – gives an insight into transitioning from heavy fuel oil to LNG.
LNG World News Staff, December 13, 2012; Image: AES Dominicana