The Energy Access Dividend: Accelerating Off-Grid Solutions and Bolstering Reliability Can Generate Big Gains in Honduras and Haiti
The Energy Access Project at Duke (EAP), in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Sustainable Energy For All (SEforALL), have developed an Energy Access Dividend for Haiti and Honduras with the aim of quantifying the benefits of accelerated access and increased reliability in those countries.
Governments face important decisions regarding how to balance power quality, quantity, and reliability priorities with how to ensure all populations receive access as quickly as possible. Identifying the pathway that best fits the needs of the country requires a detailed understanding of the benefits that accrue to different populations under different scenarios and timelines. The Energy Access Dividend in Honduras and Haiti develops a methodology to quantify and monetize benefits generated through accelerated electricity access.
Three of the report's co-authors—Jonathan Phillips of EAP, Natacha Marzolf of IDB, and Hadley Taylor of SEforALL—discuss the methodology and the research team's findings in a post for IDB's Energía Para El Futuro blog.