Haiti Energy Sector Development Plan 2007 - 2017
This plan frames a strategy to ensure a cheap, sustainable and reliable energy system in Haiti over the period 2007 to 2017. The government notably seeks to foster renewable energy resources and energy efficiency. Specific objectives of the government include 1) support the recapitalisation of companies in difficulties, 2) strengthen the State's regulatory role, 3) improve the conditions for local and foreign investment, and 4) promote alternatives to fuel wood and promote renewable energies including energetic crops and forests. The plan further calls for the conservation of natural resources, especially forests. Actions supported include 1) the reforestation of strategic areas, 2) conversion to diesel bio-diesel and to LPG of 1,000 small enterprises that use wood as fuel, 3) financial support to cellulose briquette producers, 4) initiation of a study to determine the feasibility of wood imports or exchanges with lime, and 4) promotion of wind and solar through institutional reinforcement and improved access for the poor to energy services.