Electricity Sector Reform
At the invitation of President Leonel Fernandez, ASI worked with public and private organisations to create the political consensus and economic logic for a coordinated program of reform in the electricity sector. The Action Plan that ASI has developed for the country is the first attempt at drawing clear lines of accountability and responsibility in the sector and offers promise for a manageable return to a sustainable electricity network.
An important focus was to assist in reducing theft in the electricity sector. The combined level of non-payment and theft in the Dominican Republic at the time was higher than any other comparable country in the Caribbean and is amongst the highest in the world. ASI provided advice and assistance in conducting a communications programme targeting electricity users.
The results of the anti-theft programme have been impressive.
Theft reduction results in EDEESTE