Skip to main content
Support for Third Stage of the Electricity Sector Sustainability and Efficiency Program
Support the financial sustainability of the electricity distribution, defining a tariff and subsidy framework that contribute with the improvement in the operational efficiency of companies and protect the purchase power of the most vulnerable group of users. In close coordination with the counterpart, it is expected that this Technical Cooperation will generate empirical and practical evidence that will contribute to the implementation of the components of the DR-L1146 Program.

Project Detail


Dominican Republic

Project Number


Approval Date

September 21, 2021

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





Lending Instrument


Lending Instrument Code




Facility Type


Environmental Classification

Likely to cause minimal or no negative environmental and associated social impacts

Total Cost

USD 300,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 300,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/OC-18833-DR Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Ordinary Capital Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/OC-18833-DR
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Ordinary Capital
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

Can’t find a document? Request information

Implementation Phase
Published Nov. 07, 2022
Other Documents
Solicitud Expresiones Interes_DR-T1218-P001.docx
Published Nov. 04, 2022
Preparation Phase
DR-T1218 TC Abstract aprobado.docx
Published Jul. 07, 2021

Have an Environmental or Social issue related to IDB projects? File a Complaint

Published 2022
Empowering Electricity Consumers through Demand Response: Why and How?
The energy transition challenge requires everybody’s involvement and action. Demand Response (DR), a key mechanism for promoting individual action and increasing system efficiency, enhances sustainability through better use of resources, reduces the electricity supply cost and, potentially, increases affordability. Through financial incentives, demand-side programs encourage consumer response and stimulate changes in their electricity consumption. Incentives
Published 2022
Medir para comparar y comparar para mejorar
Las empresas distribuidoras de energía eléctrica son las responsables de entregar el servicio de electricidad y, muchas veces, el rostro más cercano que tienen los usuarios con el resto del sistema. Por ello, además de ser fundamentales en la provisión de servicios al cliente final, las empresas distribuidoras tienen un papel estratégico en la sostenibilidad
Published 2023
Descarbonización de la generación eléctrica en la República Dominicana: Hacia una economía más fuerte
La descarbonización del sector eléctrico es una de las tareas más desafiantes y necesarias para hacer frente el cambio climático en América Latina y el Caribe. De hecho, recientes investigaciones destacan que la descarbonización no solo contribuye a la reducción de emisiones, sino que puede traer beneficios adicionales, ya que puede fortalecer la productividad y la competitividad, acelerando así el crecimiento económico, como lo muestran los casos de Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica y Perú.
Published 2022
¿Cuál es la participación del sector privado en el sector de energía eléctrica en América Latina y el Caribe?
Las empresas privadas pueden desempeñar un papel importante en la modernización del sector y pueden ser esenciales para cubrir el déficit de financiación que, de otro modo, podría impedir la ampliación del servicio en todos los segmentos del mercado eléctrico.
Published 2022
¿Qué sucede con los costos marginales de la electricidad en la región?
El costo marginal de la energía eléctrica es un indicador clave del mercado eléctrico y una señal de su ajuste entre oferta y demanda en el corto plazo.
Published 2022
Grandes noticias para el sector eléctrico: Electrorating y Electrokit
Imagine tener datos clave y actualizados del sector de distribución de electricidad en América Latina y el Caribe en un solo lugar. Ciertamente, facilitaría la comparación, el análisis y la investigación regional. Tenemos buenas noticias para ti: el próximo 27 de octubre a las 14:30 (EDT) el BID lanzará dos iniciativas en alianza con el
Published 2022
Review on Urban Water & Sanitation on Three Topics: Subsidy Incidence, Price Elasticities, and Relations to Health: Framework and Research Paths for Future Studies
This document presents a review of the literature on three pressing policy issues that currently are of relevance to regulators and utility companies in the water and sanitation sector: i) subsidy incidence, ii) responses to pricing policies, and iii) relations to health.
Published 2023
Programa especializado: Infraestructura sostenible
Incorpora la sostenibilidad en tus proyectos. Incrementa tus conocimientos en el desarrollo y financiamiento de proyectos de infraestructura sostenible para el crecimiento de la región.Esta Especialización está conformada por tres cursos:Infraestructura sostenible en la agenda de desarrolloDimensiones de la infraestructura sostenible en un proyectoFinanciamiento en proyectos de infraestructura sostenible
Published 2019
Zooming into Successful Energy Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean: Reasons for Hope
Due to the lack of systematic policy evaluations, identifying successful policies in the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) region is a hunting task. Nevertheless, this type of analysis is crucial to inform policymakers in their decision-making process. Herein we contribute to filling this gap by assessing the progress in terms of energy services since the year 2000 and reviewing the policies that have led us to where we are. We focus on three fundamental dimensions in the definition of energy services: access to electricity and clean fuels for cooking, affordability of those energy services and quality considering both service’s interruptions and energy losses. We find that countries that have improved in all these dimensions simultaneously, catching up with the best performers in the region, are the ones that have implemented integrated policies that are part of a pluriannual plan, implemented in a strong institutional environment. Aside from macroeconomic differences, successful energy policies have in common the following characteristics: (i) important institutional reforms already in place by the end of the century; (ii) state-led plans that measure performance accounting for most dimensions simultaneously and including mechanisms to enforce preestablished objectives in targeted population; (iii) appropriate financing mechanisms to ensure affordability; and (iv) partnership with private stakeholders when their participation increases efficiency, adoption of innovation and ensure maintenance, either directly or through the involvement of local communities. Even if the discussion is presented dimension by dimension, two countries appear like having implemented successful integrated policies: Peru and Ecuador. Despite their institutional differences, they have succeeded in increasing access to affordable electricity that is more reliable (with less frequency and duration of interruptions). Additionally, Ecuador has also enhanced efficiency through electricity loss reduction thanks to enforceable performance-based regulation. Aside from these two countries, other countries have also implemented successful policies that have greatly improved one or two of the dimensions mentioned but fail to tackle all the issues simultaneously. This is the case of El Salvador with access to clean cooking and fuel subsidy reform, for example. Similarly, Nicaragua appears as an example in bridging the gap in access and Brazil, Colombia and more recently Argentina are implementing a mechanism to target demand-side subsidies based on family economic means.
Published 2020
Regulation of Public Utilities of the Future in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Argentine Electricity Sector
This paper presents an analysis of the main challenges faced by Argentina, regarding both institutional and tariff taxes subsidies accommodations, to properly handle the new opportunities behind Distributed Energy Resources (DER). Regarding electricity prices and tariffs, examining fixed and variable distribution margins in particular, the paper computes the rebalancing pre-tax tariff correctionskeeping constant net distribution incomesin various jurisdictions, requiring in all cases much higher fixed charges and lower variable charges than today in order to better reflect fixed and variable distribution costs, a pre-requisite to efficient DER development. While efficient in the longer run, such tariff adjustment is shown to have distributional impacts, which can be dealt with by compensating fixed transfers to the poorest 30 percent of users at a relatively low cost. Taxes and subsidies pursuing social and environmental goals also need major restructuring to be efficient and consistent with price signals leading to socially efficient decentralized decision. While these corrections are neither minor nor politically insignificant, a failure to accommodate institutional pricing subsidy tax rules and criteria will eventually lead to unsustainable distribution networks or inefficient duplication of costs.
Powered by FindIT
Jump back to top