Celso Marranzini,
Executive Vice-
President, CDEEE
 
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic --- (METERING.COM) --- January 18, 2010 - The Dominican Republic’s state power holding company Corporación Dominicana de Empresas Eléctricas Estatales (CDEEE) is to launch a program to automate the country’s metering system in 2010.

Speaking to local newspapers CDEEE executive vice-president Celso Marranzini said that the system would be installed for all users greater than 400 kW to automate the meter reading and to allow remote disconnections and reconnections.

The initiative is part of a larger project, which includes the replacement of lines with shielded cables and the installation of new transformers, at a cost of $152 million.

In addition the company announced plans to increase the generation capacity of existing power plants.