World Bank approves $35 million grant for electricity access in Haiti

The World Bank has approved two grants totalling $35 million from its Climate Investment Fund to improve electricity access and scale up renewable energy investments in Haiti. The bank noted that more than 5 million people could be reached through solar PV, adding that access is limited in rural areas and only one in three Haitians has access to electricity. As part of the grants, two projects have been launched – Renewable Energy for All and Haiti Modern Energy Services for All. Both projects will be implemented by the energy cell of the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications.