Oriana Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Sonnedix Group, in partnership with Yarotek, has recently announced the beginning of the construction of the 45 MW Oriana solar power plant in Isabela, a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the north-western region of the island.
Once operational, the 45 MW Oriana solar power plant will be the largest of its kind in the Caribbean. With this project, the company expects to generate more than 100,000 megawatt/hour of clean electricity each year. The plant will meet the annual electricity needs of more than 12,000 homes.
The total project investment is estimated at US$160 million.
Synchronization to the grid is scheduled for August of this year. Greece-based company METKA-EGN, who has a solid track record of building solar plants in Europe and the UK will build, commission and operate the facilities in Isabela.
Pablo Pulido, Board Member and Executive VP of Global Development for Sonnedix, said:
“It is a great pleasure to make this milestone a reality and to recognize today, at the Oriana site, the support provided by Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), the Governor of Puerto Rico and the Mayor of Isabela to our second solar plant in Puerto Rico.”
Samy Esayag, President of Yarotek, said:
“We are playing a constructive role in helping Puerto Rico move from using fossil fuel to renewable energy sources and we are proud to be a part of that change.”
Delgado Altieri, Mayor of Isabela, added:
“This sustainable energy project represents the vision we have for future developments in our municipality. My interest is to continue promoting Isabela to attract investment and generate jobs that result in a better quality of life. We are grateful to Oriana Energy and Sonnedix for proposing to us a project of innovation, particularly keeping in mind environmental conservation.”