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Ambassador White Tours the E-Power Plant

March 11, 2013
Two people walking near power plant. (DOS)

Amb. White with Carl-Auguste Boisson at E-Power.

Ambassador White recently toured E-Power's 32 megawatt plant near Port-au-Prince's Cité Soleil neighborhood.  Electricity generated by this independent power producer helps meet some of Port-au-Prince's electricity needs.  With demand expected to grow in coming years, the Government of Haiti has set a goal of doubling the country's supply of electricity by 2015.  Overall, improving access to electricity in Haiti is a top priority

In Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is supporting Haiti’s energy goals of improving access and reliability of electricity in Haiti by rehabilitating damaged electrical infrastructure and helping EDH to reduce technical losses for residential and commercial customers. USAID's repair and upgrading of five priority substations will increase the utility's capacity to effectively transmit and distribute power. Reduced technical losses means that more homes and businesses will have access to power. USAID also is working in support of the Haitian government to modernize the electricity sector and expand the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in targeted economic corridors (Cap Haïtien, St. Marc, and Port-au-Prince) and associated under-served communities