Honduras Remote Area Rural Electrification Program

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is currently implementing the Remote Area Rural Electrification Program in Honduras, which aims to support the increase of electricity coverage in the country, through the implementation of decentralized and micro-grid renewable energy generation projects. The project is a Category B Investment Grant that was approved in November 2018. The project’s specific objectives are: 

  1. Increase electricity access in isolated populations that lack access to the service; 
  2. Reduce the cost of electricity to populations that have electricity supply based on micro-grids with on diesel generation; and 
  3. Develop the institutional capacities of the sector for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of these projects.

Our concerns focus on how the project is being implemented on the island of Guanaja.