Dominican Republic has started several years ago a privatization of the energy sector and has recently made some adjustments in the structure.

The production, distribution, and commercialization of electric power are acting as separate entities and are open to foreign investments as well as the modernization of electric plants (via technology transfer), concessions and service agreements.

Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) have been introduced and will become more important in the next years: cogeneration, on-grid/off-grid and private energy consortia will demand a secure legal framework.

Hoepelman & Rivera is monitoring closely the legal framework and can assist its clients in litigations on tariffs charged, set-up of entities for production, distribution and/or commercialization including all administrative requirements.