The territory of the Dominican Republic covers 48.670 km² and is home to 10.349.741 inhabitants.
World Bank estimates attest that approx 400 thousand people live without secure access to electricity in the Dominican Republic. Since 2008 the "Rural Electrification Program”Led by UNDP, which has 20 years of experience behind it, accompanied 13 rural communities detached from the national electricity grid in development paths based on decentralized renewable energy projects. The program, part of the SE4All initiative - Energy Sustainable for All of the United Nations, received financial support from the European Union with $ 3,2 million, and was implemented by a multilateral board made up of government, community cooperatives and local NGOs. They were built 23 micro-hydroelectric plants which serve approx 3.000 families scattered in several villages, increasing acceptance and a sense of responsibility.