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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Can Haiti’s electricity sector survive without the private sector?

While the private producers of electricity, Sogener in the lead, are denounced by President Jovenel Moïse, given the strike of employees of Electricity of Haiti (ED’H), it is a private company that has been noticed ,Friday July 24, repairing the cables torn by the last rains in Pétion-Ville.

Other private companies have to rebuild the grid, generate electricity and take care of ED’H debt collection. The ED’H union is standing up against privatization, against the new director general of the institution, Michel Présumé.

The rationing of the electric current, to the chagrin of the users, “carbide” at full speed. Nothing, for the moment, bodes an immediate improvement. Two of the three turbines at the Péligre hydroelectric power station are still out of order, along with engines from several thermal power stations across the country.

The Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communications (TPTC), Nader Joiséus, whose standoff with the ED’H union has reached a level after the intervention Thursday of the police to take control of the central office of the company and the invitation to employees to stay at home, told the newspaper that efforts are being made to remedy the situation.

The IDB is bridging the gap with Alstom for the repair of the two Péligre turbines and the money for the repair of the failed engines is available, TPTC minister, engineer Nader Joiséus, told the newspaper earlier this week.

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
Jul. 27, 2020

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