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Dominican Republic: The country’s first smart city is in the eastern tourist area

The “first smart city” in the Dominican Republic operates in the tourist area of ​​Bávaro, Punta Cana, with its solutions in the supply of energy and facilities in automotive mobility with electric power and, with plans in water, gas, and other services garbage collection in intelligent buildings.

The first step, after solid investments in the area, to reduce the impact of C02 (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere, the private sector has introduced new technologies that are less polluting in activities that substitute natural and other renewable energies such as solar and wind (sun and wind, respectively) generated by nature, and biomass (plant or animal organic matter) in place of conventional fuels, such as gas. 

The areas where environmentally friendly energy solutions can be observed include Punta Cana, Macao, Miches, Bayahíbe, and Uvero Alto that make up the concession of the Punta Cana Energy Consortium (Cepm), where the company covers 65% of the national tourist activity.

Since 2016, the consortium offers an intelligent metering system that allows its clients real-time access to all the data related to their electricity consumption.

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