The project aims at supporting the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) in expanding access to clean and affordable electricity for low-income households. The project consists of three components: (i) Component A: Improved access and management of electricity for the poor; (ii) Component B: Extended and improved supply of power to low-income households; and (iii) Component C: Use of local fuels in power generation to provide alternative incomes for the poor. Under component A and B 350 low income households, disconnected and never connected, received a pre-payment meter. Pre-payment meters help the households manage their electricity bill. A rigorous impact study in ongoing. Under component C, the Marshall Energy Company (MEC) is refurbishing one generator that will be fueled with a blend of coconut oil and diesel. The equipment has been procured and the supply contract for the coconut oil signed. The rehabilitation of MEC's generator is still ongoing.
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