The Haitian Grid

    Mathematical Background

    Mathematical Preliminaries

    Introduction to Electromagnetic Theory

    Introduction to Electromagnetic Theory

    Introduction to Electricity

    Introduction to Electricity

    ELECTRICAL GLOSSARY

    SECTION ONE: PREAMBLE

    The image below is a map of the Haitian portion of the Island of Hispaniola

    Haiti occupies the western, smaller portion of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Both by area and population, Haiti is the third largest Caribbean nation (after Cuba and the Dominican Republic), with 27,750 square kilometers and an estimated population of 10.4 million people.

    The country has comparative advantages, including its proximity and access to major markets; a young labor force and a dynamic diaspora; and substantial geographic, historical, and cultural assets.

    SECTION TWO: THE MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
    The entire Haitian energy sector is under the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications (MTPTC). This department also oversees the Bureau of Mines and Energy, whose function is mainly related to the promotion of research of natural resources that can be exploited commercially, including those related to energy.

    In 2012, the government established a secretariat to energy security. However, no new operating budget has been added, therefore the office of Deputy Minister of Energy Security (BMSE) operates on the already inadequate MTPTC funds. There is no ministry dedicated exclusively to the energy, even if it is a key sector of the Haitian economy accounting for almost 20% of GDP in 2013.

    SECTION THREE: ELECTRICITY DE HAITI (EDH)
    PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
    EDH is a single vertically integrated company (production, transmission and distribution), public, holding from the government a monopoly right for regulated operation of the entire power grid in a defined geographic market. This company serves the entire market, with the exception of a few self-producers, for example, large energy companies producing electricity for their own needs. The organization Electricity of Haiti (EDH) is under the direct supervision of MTPTC. The state company provides production activities:

    • Generation park of 105 MW current installed capacity
    • Utilization factor less than 50% due to network problems, maintenance of equipment or fuel supplies

    The current institutional framework requires EDH to operate all aspects of the electricity sector, namely:

    • Electricity Generation
    • Transportation and Distribution
    • Marketing, Selling and Collection
    • Demand Analysis
    • Network Planning

    The image below is one of the offices of Electricity De Haiti

    The two images below are of the hydro project at Peligre

    The image below is one of the power plant at Carefour

    The image below is one of the swithgear at the power plant at Carefour

    The images below were taken by the Senior Engineer on his recent trip to Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    The images below (the central Dispatch Station for Port Au Prince) were taken by the Senior Engineer on his recent trip to Port-au-Prince, Haiti