According to some of the people that I talked to in Dominica, the government hired consultants to evaluate their system and make recommendations. As it is right now, 90% of their power is from hydroelectric generating stations up in the mountains. The average cost for electricity in Dominca, per month is $80-$100 EC, per month. $1.00 US is equal to $2.60 EC. These are residences that are approximately 800 sq. ft. and have no A/C in the majority of the cases. Of course, there is no insulation or anything that would equate to energy conservation. The only thing conservation wise that occurred was when the Cuban consultants recommened that they start using fluorescent bulbs instead of incandescents in their homes. According to the peron I was talking to, the government bought lots of these and passed them out.
They did say that the new Prime Minister is attempting to bring them into the 21st century. The comment was made that the old Prime Minister, as well as his predecessor were as corrupt as corrupt could be.