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Commonwealth of Dominica

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The island of Dominica is part of the Windward Islands of the Eastern Caribbean located north of Martinique and St. Lucia. The island is 47 kilometers long and 29 kilometers wide, with a total land area of 751 km2, and is home to a population of 73,925 people as of 2017. About a quarter of the population lives in the capital city, Roseau, and the main spoken language is English.

Dominica is an upper middle-income country. Agriculture, primarily banana production, and tourism, dominate Dominica's economy, and nearly one-third of the labor force works in agriculture. This sector, however, is highly vulnerable to weather conditions and to external events affecting commodity prices. The government has diversified the agricultural sector by promoting the production of coffee, patchouli, aloe vera, cut flowers, and exotic fruits such as mango, guava, and papaya.

Dominica is highly dependent on oil and that dependence is growing. Fossil fuel imports account for 90% of the country’s primary source of energy. Electricity generation is very much dependent on fossil fuel imports, so the operating costs are high.

In the 1960s, hydropower supplied 90% of Dominica’s electricity. As population and electricity demand grew, diesel generator use increased, and hydropower share diminished.

Wind, solar and geothermal resources, paired with expanding hydropower, offers the greatest potential for renewable energy development in Dominica. Geothermal potential in Dominica is high, with estimates ranging from 300 MW to 1,390 MW. Dominica has a high solar potential, with a solar resource of 5.6 kWh/m2/day, as well as 30 MW of wind power potential.

Diversifying the electricity generation portfolio could be the key to reducing the country’s dependence on fuel imports and improving its energy supply security in light of its growing energy demand.

NFP Details: 

Mr. Michael A. Fadelle

Coordinator, Renewable Energy Programme

Ministry of Trade, Energy and Employment 4th Floor, Financial Centre Building, Kennedy Avenue, Roseau, DOMINICA

Tel: 1 767 266 3309 / 3213 1 767 616 2159 (Mob)

fadellem@dominica.gov.dm michaelfadelle@hotmail.com

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Webpage/Web Article

Dominica to receive solar nano grid disaster recovery office

Article on Sesame Solar's plan to deliver its Solar Nanogrid Disaster Recovery Office to help the people of Dominica rebuild after Hurricane Maria, with the help of its donation partners SimpliPHI Power, Outback Power and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

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Independent Regulatory Commission (IRC)

The IRC's role is to ensure that the highest quality of electricity is supplied to customers throughout Dominica at fair and reasonable prices while also maintaining the financial viability of the electric utilities and protecting the national environment.

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The Energy Unit Division

The Energy Unit is a division of the Ministry of Public Works, Water Resource Management and Ports. It is responsible for national energy sector development and institutes policies and regulatory measures for the energy sector. 

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Dominica Electricity Services Limited (DOMLEC)

DOMLEC is a privately-owned vertically-integrated utility which holds two licenses: one for generation, supply and sale of electricity and one for transmission and distribution. It regulates the generation, transmission, distribution, supply, and sale of electricity and reports to the Minister in charge.

Legal/Regulatory Document

Distributed Renewable Energy Generation Policy

This document covers the guiding principles, operating procedures and technical standards governing the interconnection of distributed RES.

Legal/Regulatory Document

Draft Sustainable Energy Plan, 2014

The draft Sustainable Energy Plan of the Commonwealth of Dominica lays out the plan for sustainable energy in terms of renewables in the country. 

Legal/Regulatory Document

National Energy Policy, 2014

Draft National Energy Policy of the Commonwealth of Dominica. 

Legal/Regulatory Document

Electricity Supply Act, 2006

The overarching Act governing electricity in Dominica. 

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DOMLEC Investors' Page

Lists information pertinent for investors in energy and provides DOMLEC's annual reports. 

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Energy Snapshot: Dominica

An energy snapshot of the country by the Energy Transition Initiative. 

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Energy Report Card 2017: Dominica

The ERC provides an overview of energy sector performance in Dominica by focusing on two priority sub-sectors: Electricity and Transportation. 

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CARICOM Tenders

Lists tenders for energy projects in the Carribean Community including Dominica.