Light on the Horizon

Light on the Horizon

Dominican Republic

Frequent power cuts in the most expensive hotels in the country; emergency storm lights in the offices of government ministers: signs of the Dominican Republic's prolonged energy crisis are not hard to find. The overwhelmed electricity sector has been an Achilles heel for years, with huge losses from the poorly maintained transmission system. Demand for power in the fast-growing economy has virtually doubled in the past decade, but energy hungry businesses and tourist facilities have had to inve

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