The Dominican Republic is poised for an energy transformation. Proposed electric sector reforms, known as the pacto eléctrico promise to increase the nation’s competitiveness and improve Dominicans’ standard of living. The measures are part of the government’s broader, developing energy vision for the nation’s energy security. The proposal intends to complement diversification efforts that have seen a rise in natural gas, greater deployment of renewables and biomass, and even domestic hydrocarbon production. Overall, a sense of optimism surrounds the nation’s energy potential not just to meet needs at home but also as a possible regional energy hub.