viernes, noviembre 25, 2005

Sexto Memorandum BIODDI

Muchas gracias Omar.
José Antonio

On 11/25/05, Omar Bros <> wrote:
En anexo podemos ver como las superpotencias se estan alineando hacia las energias renovables en los carburantes tambien.
Saludos sinceros y que disfruten la lectura,
Omar Bros

DR1 Energy service "bad and expensive"

Superintendent of Electricity Francisco Mendez said today that
Dominicans are paying for an expensive and very bad and precarious energy service, when referring to the high rates paid by consumers which he believes reflect the inefficiency of electric distributors and the structural flaws in the sector. According to Listin Diario, the official stated that electric distribution companies must do their work and cannot continue giving excuses. The strategy should be to increase the commercial treatment given to users, to catch users who steal the service, and penalize those who incur in fraud and other aspects that damage the service. Mendez said the distribution companies have not met the levels they forecast and that is why radical decisions have had to be made in their administrations. They have never received payments so regularly. To date this year the government has allocated US$400 million that ha! ve contributed to keep the service stable. He also reported the World Bank has approved a US$150 million loan which still has to be passed in Congress. Mid-morning yesterday, the electric deficit was 23% of the demand.
The GMH believes he should have reffered not only to the rates, but to the total cost of electricity to the customers. While the distributors are an importante part of the problem, some of the structural flaws are under his own command, as the GMH has stressed, that are due to the rampant discrimination. The lack of compensation to paying customers, the exagerated subsidies to some of the customers, increase the flaws when you take into account that the signals are distorted. The result has been an increase in the vicious subsidies, intead of using feedback to decrease the subsidies and transform it to a virtuous process. The time delay in the action might increase the subdidies in the first months, but as soon as people see that compensation is for real, they will start paying (a delay might ensue on the lack of meters, but the impact should not be significant).
The capitalization in the Dominican Republic did not took into account the change of the system structure that the penetration of the disruptives gerenation and storage technologies that the customers have to solve the lack of supply security. That is the most important structural change to the system, which was not included in the due dilligence of the investors. That change is unavoidable, and the source of the solution to eliminate the price controls with retailers that are independent from the distributors: that is an integral part of the vision. In the mean time, the Superintendency should follow such vision that the GMH has designed for the future and work to help straighten the signals accordingly.
The government has the means to sell a real deregulation of the electricity business to follow the vision the GMH has proposed. The time is now, before the contract are renegotiated, before the contracts of the coal plans are awarded, before the distributors are privitized. We need to aim to reduce the cost of electricity to the society as much as posible, as soon as possible. A free market of electricity is the solution, the sooner, the better.
Please listen to what the GMH has to say. Customers want a service with value added. Many customers with high sensitivity to the interruptions that don't pay at all are not receiving value, because the interruptions destroy more value than the electricity they receive. Many other customers with low sensitivity to interruptions are being subsidized excessively under the system.


Re: Article stats on EnergyPulse


Thanks again Carly for your kind response.


It seems, thus far, that Thomas Bruneto and Jamie Winberly, of Distributed Energy Financial Group, did not have any further feedback to my rebuttal.


I enjoyed very much the process, while the article made it to both active discussion and highly read. The exposure EnergyPulse gave was very useful to my ends, which were to show that Demand Response can be used to reduce the enormous electricity shortage costs to the society of the Dominican Republic. I will post this comment on your site.

Best Regards,

On 11/25/05, Carly Stonehouse wrote:
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Responsabilidad Social Empresarial y Refranes en Busca de la Excelencia

Estimados empresarios y asesores,
El próximo 30 de noviembre se cumplen12 años de un artículo que me publicaron en el Listín Diario, bajo el título " Refranes en Busca de la Excelencia." Ese artículo en cierto modo trata de lo que los líderes de las empresas dominicanas deben hacer para transformar sus modelos mentales. Como pueden ver lo escribí recién se aprobó el TLCNA o NAFTA.


Puede notarse que el cambio a la competitividad está muy ligado al desarrollo de la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (RSE), donde las "partes interesadas" (stakeholders) y no solamente los dueños tienen incidencia en los resultados. Esa es la diferencia que destaca la competitividad sistémica, que se basa en la interdependencia. Cuando nuestros clientes exportan, nosotros exportamos. Si dejan de exportar, también nosotros. Es la idea detrás de la competitividad sistémica, cuando se incluyen también las actividades de "exportación" que hace el gobierno.


Nuestros empleados productivos ayudan a mejorar también las exportaciones. La organización Gallup ha encontrado con encuestas que menos del 30% de los empleados están activamente empeñados en sus puestos, casi la mitad de los empleados no están empeñados en sus puestos y el resto está activamente en contra del desempeño. El resultado es baja productividad. Ese no es (o era) el caso de la Toyota, donde hay más activamente empeñados y menos en contra del desempeño. La RSE es un instrumento que pretende convertirse en pre-requisito para hacer negocios competitivos. 


Quiero concluir esta nota con el refrán que propuse en 1993 "productos o servicios excelentes, todos los interesados sonrientes." Espero que ahora al llegar el momento se pegue.


(c) José Antonio Vanderhorst Silverio, PhD. Nov 2005.

Semilla Orgánica del Grupo Millennium Hispaniola



Re: Muchas Felicidades Réiner

Siempre a tus órdenes Réiner.
Saludos de nuevo,

José Antonio

On 11/25/05, Réiner Campillo wrote:

Muchas gracias por sus felicitaciones.

Nosotros, la nueva generación de ingenieros somos los responsables de que nuestro país comience a despegar en el ambiente tecnológico, de romper el paradigma de que es imposible crear tecnología en Rep. Dom.


Ing. Réiner Augusto Campillo Terrero.

Muchas Felicidades Réiner

Muchas Felicidades Réiner

Ingeniero Réiner Campillo
Estimado Réiner,
Gentilmente te felicito por la noticia del titular "Un Invento Tecnológico 'Hecho en Rep[ublica Dominicana: Xpress Terminal Ofrece Diagnósticos de Primera Línea,' publicado en la página 10 C, del Listín Diario, en que se restalta el invento tuyo y de Victor Herrera.
Muy atentamente,
José Antonio Vanderhorst Silverio, PhD