Country: Dominican Republic
Sustainable Communities Pillar: Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency
Project Title: Apoyo Técnico para Micro-Hidroeléctricas Comunitarias en la República Dominicana
Implementer: Centro Alternativo Rural el Limón (CAREL)
Background: A community-based, highly participatory micro-hydroelectric initiative in the Dominican Republic has now placed 13 village-scale systems in sustainable operation. Scaling up this “best practices” model effort to implement systems in many hundreds of appropriate sites available will require the development of a decentralized technical support network, and an appropriate national institutional center to provide coordination, training, and additional technical services. Through this grant, CAREL, a community-based NGO that has played a lead role in this initiative, will complete its first classroom and office building, organize a national technical support network based on the Dominican Network of Sustainable Development With Renewable Energy (REDSER) now in formation, train a minimum of two “community technicians” in each participating community through a series of workshops, and systematize the existing professional on-site extension services.
Objective: Provide technical assistance and capacity building to support and replicate a community-based highly participatory micro-hydroelectric initiative in the Dominican Republic.
April, 2015: OAS Visits Micro Hydroelectric station that generates between 7 and 22 Kw depending on the riverflow:
Available Documents:Project Proposal l Signed Sub-Project Agreement l The Rural Alternatives Center of El Limon l Final Report l Request for Clarification l Partial Report