Inter-American Development Bank – Dominican Republic – Broad Scope Session
Enhancing Electric Infrastructures resilience to hurricanes with Earth Observation
Empresa Distribuidora de Electricidad del Sur S.A. (EDESUR) is the company in charge of the power supply in the south of the Dominican Republic, supplying, approximately, one third of the territory.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) funded Program to Expand Electricity Networks and Reduce Technical Losses in Distribution Systems in Dominican Republic has the main objective of enhancing operating efficiency and improving the capacity of EDESUR to satisfy the growing demand for electrical distribution system services. The aims of the program are to support EDESUR on building and operating new electric substations and associated power supply lines and expanding and rehabilitating existing ones.
Taking into account the impacts caused in 2017 by the severe hurricane season in the Caribbean area, this was a good opportunity for the cluster to work on assessing and establishing preventive measures for disaster risk in the Dominican Republic electricity network.
In the use case of IDB-Dominican Republic, the Broad Scope event took place on the 3rd December 2020 and it was targeted to the CDEEE (Corporación Dominicana de Empresas Eléctricas Estatales), EDESUR (Empresa Distribuidora de Energía Sur Sociedad Anónima) Dominicana and the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank).
It served to demonstrate the value of EO as part of an end-to-end solution that includes preliminary assessments for improving the resilience of a private-owned energy infrastructure. It included a presentation of EO4SD program and EO4SD-DRR project and a session of context and understanding as well as some time of discussion about next steps and future interests of the users.
Event category: Broad scope
IFI: Inter-American Development Bank
Main user: IDB Environmental Safeguards Unit, IDB Project Lead, Empresa Distribuidora de Electricidad del Sur S.A. (EDESUR)
Other users involved: Corporación Dominicana de Empresas Eléctricas Estatales (C.D.E.E.E.).
Number of participants: 8
Official language: Spanish
Example of the broad scope session with EDESUR, CEEE and IDB.