March 21, 2016
LF: What is being done to improve the electricity sector?
AI: I was in charge of the privatization of the sector in the first government of (former) President Leonel Fernández [1996-2000], but the process was aborted and the needed changes were abandoned.
We have now launched the National Pact [for Reform of the Electric Sector] that involves all stakeholders, because the electricity sector is in crisis. We hope the pact will help us define the future of the sector for the next 15 years. It is like the pact for education and we want to replicate it for electricity.
LF: What does the pact entail?
AI: A key component is to avoid the mistakes of the past by involving everyone so that we are all
In early 2016, as the Dominican Republic prepared to launch two new coal-fired plants and made plans to open its borders to international oil exploration, LatinFinance sat down with the Energy and Mines Minister Antonio Isa Conde. The following is an edited transcript of the interview