Three grids and counting...
We connected our first customer, the Mole-St-Nicolas Public Clinic, in December 2015. In under 12 months, we developed, engineered, and financed our first micro-grid.
Today, Sigora operates two micro-grids and one pico-grid, with a further grid under construction, providing clean, reliable, and affordable power to nearly 10,000 people under a 25-year power supplier contract with the municipality.
Sigora has signed and has ratified agreements to bring power to four communes and the surrounding areas in Haiti’s Northwest department. In 2018, Sigora plans to connect 10,000 accounts, benefiting 50,000 people with clean, reliable, and fairly-priced power.
Energy is part of every human endeavor, initiative, and invention. Access to reliable electricity improves health outcomes, boosts productivity and economic activity, which in turn creates opportunities for jobs and incomes. We've adopted a lean data-driven approach to tracking our impact in communities, drawing on research from the World Bank (WB), the Energy Sector Management Program (ESMAP), the Global Impact Investor Network (GIIN) and the Glogal Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA).
Access to electricity is crucial for almost all aspects of human and economic development. The right of all people to access affordable, reliable, and sustainable electricity that elevates living standards while promoting economic growth, preserving natural resources, and mitigating and adapting to climate change has been widely recognized.- United Nations’ Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) -
There is hardly a place on Earth where the advantages and tremendous potential of domestic renewable power are as evident as in Haiti.- Worldwatch Institute -
Sigora Haiti’s Môle-Saint-Nicolas microgrid was awarded “Best Microgrid Project” at the 9th Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF), the largest annual gathering of the Caribbean renewable energy market in October 2017. The CREF awards, a collaboration between New Energy Events and Rocky Mountain Institute - Carbon War Room, recognize the most innovative and financially compelling renewable energy projects in the region, many of which are the first of their kind either on their island or in the wider Caribbean.
Sigora International is one of 10 winners of the 2017 Microsoft Airband Initiative (formerly the Affordable Access Initiative), which recognizes innovative businesses that are developing technologies, services, and business models that help billions of people affordably get online and gain access to energy.
Technology offers the promise of economic progress for billions in emerging economies at a speed that would have been unimaginable without the mobile Internet.- McKinsey Global Institute -
We sat down with Microsoft to talk about why access to information is so important and the role of energy access in bridging the digital divide.
If you are interested in our effort to bring power to the people of Haiti or if you would like to know more about investment opportunities please email us using this form. Thanks for your time!
To show you how important electricity is in the life of a country, let me define electricity for you this way: Electricity is life.- Kalebe Verdieu, 44, Director of Electricité d'Haïti in Jérémie -