United States : IDB makes US$14m grant to Haiti.
The grant will also finance the acquisition of information technology hardware and software and the training of staff to strengthen the business management of the state-owned utility Electricite d Haiti (EDH). These investments will support one of the original project s goals: to reduce EDH s technical and commercial power losses. Overall, the projects aim to increase the supply of energy and reducing power outages in Port-au-Prince, as well as to alleviate EDH s commercial deficits.
Along with these efforts to restore power in Port-au-Prince, the IDB and the World Bank are backing an emergency programmeme for solar energy generation with US$3 million in grants from both institutions and the Global Environment Fund. The project supplies solar-powered generators and refrigerators to hospitals and other health care facilities. The IDB is also financing a programmeme to revamp the Peligre hydroelectric power plant, Haiti s biggest source of renewable energy. This programmeme is also backed by the OPEC Fund for International Development and Germany s KFW.
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