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Haiti - FLASH : Moïse gives details on his project to electrify the country
20/07/2020 10:02:25

Haiti - FLASH : Moïse gives details on his project to electrify the country
Saturday July 18, while traveling in the North, Jovenel Moïse revealed some details concerning the upcoming installation in the country of 190 MW of electricity, announced this week by the Minister of Public Works.

Concerning the 60 MW of gas electricity, he specified that a gas power plant with two gas turbines will be installed on land declared of public utility between the power plant and the Thor terminal indicating that it was a contract with General Electric (GE) in the final phase which will be handed over to the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigation (CSC/CA) which it requests that it grant the benefit of the urgency to all contracts for electricity.

Regarding the 130 MW of solar energy, he mentioned a 65 million contract. This photovoltaic energy will be distributed throughout the territory : Port-au-Prince (50 Mw), Cap-Haïtien (20 Mw), Gonaïves (20 Mw), Port-de-Paix and Jacmel (10 Mw each), Jérémie (5 Mw) and the last 15 Mw will be installed in several dozen small towns, among others in the departments of Nippes and Grand'Anse...

Concerning the exchanges, he mentioned a delay of 15 weeks for the gas power plant (after approval by the CSC/CA) but does not speak of a delay for solar installations, confining himself to indicating that the equipment will start arriving next October, but that the installation work of these solar power stations could extend beyond the end of his mandate. He said that concerning the solar power plants and the purchase of 11,000 poles (the first of which are expected in August), the CSC/CA had already given its opinion.

While waiting for these new power stations and to temporarily alleviate the almost constant blackout problem, he announced 2 floating electrical stations, one of 79 Mw for Port-au-Prince and the other of 36 Mw for Cap-Haïtien without specifying when the electric barges will arrive in Haiti, saying only "soon"...

As for the role of Turkey in the financing of this project confirmed Friday by Michel Presumé the new Director General Electricity of Haiti (EDH), the Head of State did not mention it, leaving in total blur the content of this mysterious agreement with Turkey.. https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-31311-haiti-politic-turkey-will-finance-2-power-plants-in-haiti.html

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