Project Phoenix is $325 million, multi-faceted 50 MW waste-to-energy project in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, fueled by 2,000 tons of municipal solid waste generated daily. IEP conceived this project shortly after the devastating earthquake of January 2010 in partnership with the Government of Haiti (GOH) and the encouragement of the Multilateral Donors. The project was integrated into the Haiti’s National Energy Plan because of its ability to provide base load power without further increasing the country’s dependence on imported diesel fuel, while providing full time employment for 1,500 Haitians. The project involves implementing a waste-collection system with 115 refuse collection vehicles, 5 waste transfer stations and 20 upstream collection stations to promote the separation of recyclable material. State of the art thermal treatment and anaerobic digestion technology is employed after manual and automated waste separation. Ownership and operating costs associated with the waste collection and power plant infrastructure are offset by electricity tariffs paid by Electricite de Haiti (EDH). A formal Power Purchase Agreement/Master Services Agreement (PPA/MSA) has been in effect since 2012.
Development: Waste-to-Energy Plant and Collection System in Haiti