The project will enable the plant to restore its original installed capacity of 54MW.

Upgrade works will involve rehabilitating Péligre’s three turbines, electromechanical equipment, communications and control systems, the insulation of its alternators, an external substation and alarm systems.

Currently, the plant operates at under half of its capacity thereby increasing the nation to depend heavily on thermoelectric plants.

The planned upgrade will also safeguard the dam’s functions of controlling floods and to supply water for irrigation in the Artibonite valley.

Works are scheduled to start next year.

Previously, the facility also received $12.5m IDB grant, a $13.7m grant from the German development agency KfW and $15m in concessional financing from OFID, OPEC’s international development fund.