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Electricity reaches less than one-quarter of Haiti. This is an obstacle to economic and social development.

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There are various energy-related challenges in Haiti. Much of the country does not have reliable access to electricity. Some consumers are connected to the electrical grid illegally. The national power utility operates one primary grid serving the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area, and smaller, isolated power grids for other parts of the country. Distribution systems are weak.  Such problems are expensive for all of Haitians, and especially business owners. It hinders investment and reduces living standards.

There are various different responses to these challenges, such as focusing on renewable energy or off-grid energy or energy generation.

Another electricity approach would be to focus on creating a national power transmission grid, or extending and upgrading the distribution grid.

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Transmitting and Distributing Electricity in Haiti

Written by electricity expert Jean Edouard Pauyo, this research looks at two policies that could get 24-hour electricity to 50% of the population in 2030: improving the distribution and transmission networks. 

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Comparing Grid-Scale Renewable Energy Generation Technologies in Haiti

Written by Bahman Kashi, Founder – economist and adjunct lecturer, Limestone Analytics and Queen’s University with co-authors Jay MacKinnon, Juan Belt; Nicolas Allien, take a comprehensive look at renewable energy. The research is a study of using Wind Power, Solar Photovoltaic (PV), Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), and Hydro Power for generation.

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Comparing Grid-Scale Thermal Energy Generation Technologies in Haiti

Written by Bahman Kashi, Founder – economist and adjunct lecturer, Limestone Analytics and Queen’s University with co-authors Jay MacKinnon, Juan Belt; Nicolas Allien, take a comprehensive look at electricity generation. The research is a study of new electricity generation capacity in Haiti using coal, natural gas, and oil-burning thermal generators.

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Providing Electricity using Isolated Grids in Haiti

Written by Bahman Kashi, Founder – economist and adjunct lecturer, Limestone Analytics and Queen’s University with co-authors Jay MacKinnon, Juan Belt; Nicolas Allien, take a comprehensive look at off-grid energy. The research is a study of installing new, smaller-scale grids that have their own distribution and generation. Different technologies are studied, including solar panels and batteries, diesel generators, and pico-hydro generation.

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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Power Sector Reform in Haiti

Written by Juan Belt, senior economist, Limestone Analytics with co-authors Bahman Kashi; Jay MacKinnon; Nicolas Allien, take a comprehensive look at  electricity reform. The research is a study of interventions to improve the legal regulatory framework for electricity, and to improve the efficiency of EDH.

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