ACCIONA Microenergia, together with AMEXCID, AECID and the Government of Oaxaca start a new project in Public-Private Partnership for Development

  • The Technical Committee of the Mexico-Spain Joint Trust Fund for Technical-Scientific Cooperation has approved the Public-Private Partnership for Development ‒PPPD‒ project called “EncASa Oaxaca 2018”, which will benefit about 4,000 people.
  • The Spanish and Mexican Agencies for International Development Cooperation ‒AMEXCID and AECID‒, the Infrastructure and Sustainable Territory Development Secretary of the State of Oaxaca ‒SINFRA‒, ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico and the ACCIONA Microenergia Foundation ‒ACCIONA Microenergia as a whole‒ are the partners of this PPPD.
  • The project has a budget of almost 16 million of pesos (about 700,000 euros) to carry out its activities in 18 months.

Representatives of AMEXCID, the Spanish Cooperation, the Government of the State of Oaxaca and ACCIONA Microenergia signed, during the extraordinary meeting of the Technical Committee of the Mexico-Spain Joint Trust Fund for Technical-Scientific Cooperation, the agreement that makes official the beginning of the “EncASa Oaxaca 2018” project.

The signatories of the agreement were: on behalf of AMEXCID Mrs Martha Navarro Albo, General Manager of Technical and Scientific Cooperation, and Mr Agustin Garcia-Lopez Loaeza, Executive Director; on behalf of the Spanish Cooperation Mr Miguel Angel Encinas Encinas, General Coordinator in Mexico, and Mr Luis Fernandez-Cid de las Alas Pumariño, Spain’s Ambassador in Mexico; on behalf of the State of Oaxaca Mr Alejandro Ismael Murat, the Governor of Oaxaca, Mr Fabian Sebastian Herrera Villagomez, Secretary of SINFRA, Mr Fabian Alejandro Vazquez Martinez, Deputy Secretary of Territory Development at SINFRA, and BSc Sinai Casillas Cano, Manager of Villages at SINFRA, and; on behalf of ACCIONA Microenergia MSc Miguel Angel Alonso Rubio and MSc Enrique Toledo Toledo, legal representatives of ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico, and MSc Jose Gabriel Martin Fernandez, the ACCIONA Microenergia Foundation’s Director.

The goal of the project is to provide access to basic services of cooking, water and sanitation to 50 homes, as well as access to basic service of electricity with renewable sources to 1,000 homes ‒not included in the electrification plans of the Federal Commission of Electricity (CFE)‒ in localities with population less than 500. The target beneficiaries are homes in scattered, isolated villages, without expectations of having electricity, water and sanitation in the short/medium term, in thirteen Oaxaca micro regions of priority attention because of their rural poverty and high dispersion of population. The response to that situation is the supply of third generation solar home systems (3GSHS) for electricity, as well as the provision of quality drinking water, sanitation service and improved cookstoves.

This project, which is developed under a scheme of subsidized service delivery, is a public-private initiative that also counts on the beneficiaries to get resources of more than 15 million of pesos, contributing the Government of the State of Oaxaca (through SINFRA) 18%, AMEXCID 6%, AECID 24% ‒these three entities through the Trust Fund‒, ACCIONA Microenergia 33%, and users 19%.

Funding coming from the Government of Oaxaca pays 50% of the bought of the 3GSHS, AECID pays 95% of the acquisition of the equipment for water, sanitation and cookstoves, and together with AMEXCID some current expenses. ACCIONA Microenergia covers the project’s expenses of management and administration, as well as the operation ‒particularly the activities on site, such as those related to the promotion, diffusion or identification of users. These users pay 50% of the 3GSHS and 5% of the other services.

This project, in public-private partnership for development, is originated in the framework agreement between the Government of the State of Oaxaca, through SINFRA, and ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico, to work together, during the next five years, in the improvement of the living conditions of Oaxaca rural communities, in poverty and extreme poverty, by means of offering them access to basic services.