Santo Domingo.– State-owned Electrical Companies (CDEEE) to start the process of focusing the subsidy in favor of the poorest families, through the Blackouts Reduction Program (PRA) and the Solidarity Card.
The subsidy will be gradually eliminated and an evaluation will take place so the beneficiary families receive the subsidy through the Solidarity Card. The effective application of the subsidy will be coordinated by the CDEEE, the Coordinating Cabinet of Social Policy through the Unified System of Beneficiaries (Siuben) and the Administrator of Social Subsidies (ADESS).
The government disburses US$160 million per year for the electrical subsidy to families in about 150 barrios within the PRA. Businesses and high consumption homes, no matter their location, are excluded from the program, however, the PRA can include poor homes that are not in Siuben.