Haiti seeks qualified microgrid developers

Haiti’s government, seeking to grow the successful microgrid model, has issued an official next step for the energy sector. The regulatory authority has launched a pre-qualification notice to invite private developers to express their interest in developing and operating mini and micro-networks based on renewable or hybrid energy. The government is prioritizing energy access, as currently only one third of the population has access to electricity, and only five percent of rural households. Haiti’s focus is to build mini and micro-networks that will operate primarily from renewable energy resources to provide energy to households, and also to to promote the emergency of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. The government will support private-public partnerships between municipalities and private operators, and also create incentives to promote private investment. Interested applicants must possess technical and financial qualifications and relevant experience.