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Haiti - FLASH : Jovenel Moïse relies on Taiwan to electrify Haiti
02/06/2018 08:30:10

Haiti - FLASH : Jovenel Moïse relies on Taiwan to electrify Haiti
During his official stay in Taiwan which ends this Saturday, June 2, https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-24497-haiti-politic-overview-of-the-agenda-of-president-moise-in-taiwan-update.html , President Jovenel Moïse visits the "Taiwan Power Company" also known as "Taipower", a state-owned company producing and distributing electricity (nearly 30,000 employees) submitted to the Taiwanese officials his project of electrification of Haiti.

"By the time I'm talking to you, Haiti needs 800 megawatts ..." declared Moïse speaking to officials and technicians from Taiwan Power, the national electricity company deploring "[...] It is inconceivable that of every 100 Haitians, less than 30 have access to electricity. "

For Taiwan Power Company technicians, who were at home last year to evaluate the Haitian power grid, this project is feasible and they plan to return to Haiti next week to continue their studies.

Let's recall that the installed capacity in Haiti is between 250 and 400 megawatts but due to obsolete equipment and in poor condition, the available capacity is only 244 MW (World Bank ref. https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23665-haiti-politics-haiti-has-the-lowest-electricity-consumption-rates-in-the-world.html ) In comparison, Taiwan has an available capacity of 45,000 MW.

According to Moïse, the project of electrification of Haiti will be in 3 Phase stages:

Phase 1: Area of the metropolitan area
Phase 2: Construction of a national network
Phase 3: Network interconnection.

Note that in the Chinese proposal, the needs of Port-au-Prince and the metropolitan area were estimated at 600 MW) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-24439-haiti-flash-china-ready-to-rebuild-port-au-prince-except-that.html

It remains to wait for the final report and the recommendations of the Taiwanese experts and essential point to know how high Taiwan is going or wants to contribute and under what conditions, to the financing of this ambitious project, whose costs probably exceed one billion dollars...

To be continued...

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