Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, June 22, 2018 Under: Infrastructures
Haitian President, Jovenel Moïse, accompanied, among others, the Minister of Public Works Transport and Communications, Fritz Caillot, the Director General of EDH, Hervé Pierre Louis, the Director General of the Regulatory Authority of the energy sector (ANARSE) Dr. Evenson Calixte, and in the presence of the senators of the Center, Wilot Joseph, Rony Celestin, Wilfrid Gélin and the deputy of Boucan Carré, Jude Jean, as well as other local elected officials, proceeded to putting back into operation three turbines at the Péligre hydroelectric plant, which must play a key role in the President's various projects aiming at supplying Haiti with 24-hour electricity.
On this occasion, President Moise thanked the international partners, including the Republic of Germany, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and OPEC Funds International Development (OFID) who contributed to the rehabilitation of these turbines, which will allow this plant to operate at full capacity and produce about 54 megawatts of power. He also stressed the importance of electricity in the major project to put Haiti on the path of change and sustainable development.
The President took the opportunity to announce to the people of the Central Department and the rest of the country, that work will be done to repair and build micro-networks to supply all homes with electrical energy 24 hours a day. President Jovenel Moïse, who also invited citizens to pay their electricity bills to allow the EDH to continue to produce electricity and maintain equipment, promises to further strengthen this institution so that it can fulfill effectively from his task.
Hervé Pierre Louis, Director General of the Electricity of Haiti (EDH), presenting the project for the rehabilitation of the power station, pointed out that before the works, the power available at Péligre was between 10 and 20 megawatts, depending on the period. As a result of the work, it was able to recover its power of 54 megawatts, just as it was inaugurated in 1961. Emphasizing the need to solve the sedimentation and maintenance problems of this renovated hydroelectric station, Mr. Pierre Louis informed that adequate arrangements will be made to this end, while recalling that the plant today has a technology ultra-modern for more efficiency.
The Chargé d'Affaires of the Republic of Germany in Haiti, Peter Chistof Blomeyer, believes, for his part, that this plant is strategic for the country, as it allows Haiti to produce clean energy and to respect international conventions of which it is a party. This, he says, is an important step towards sustainable development. The IDB representative, on the other hand, justified the importance of this operation, while encouraging the government to continue its progress towards the progress and well-being of the people.
This rehabilitation work carried out by the Alstom Hydro France-Comrlex Consortium will help revitalize the economy, facilitating job creation and new investments to restore hope to the population, while improving the living conditions of Haitian citizens.
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