After conversations and meetings between the parties that finished in a verbal understanding, on July 20th this was formalized by signing the “FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT OF INTERINSTITUTIONAL COLLABORATION BETWEEN ACCIONA MICROENERGIA PERU AND THE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY OF NAPO”, within the pilot project of ‘Luz en Casa Amazonia’. The aim of this accord is to evaluate the viability and acceptation of the equipment as well as the service delivery model, that have been proposed to improve the quality of life of isolated rural communities in the Peruvian Amazonia, through the access to energy with solar home systems.
In this agreement the Napo District, represented by its mayor Mr Alfonso Guevara, recognizes that its administration has the goal to promote the development of its population, guaranteeing the equality of opportunities; the access to energy is a basic requirement for the development of people and communities, but due to different issues derived from this area’s geography and accesses (all of them are waterways), electrifying every home through the national grid is not possible so the most remote and dispersed ones remain unelectrified. For its part, ACCIONA Microenergia Peru presents a solution to this situation with the installation of the efficient and non-pollutant Third Generation Solar Home Systems.
Fifty Napo families will be benefited in the beginning for this pilot phase. However, the work of identifying demand in this area continues because the mentioned necessity, which is known that is much greater, is expected to be satisfied after validating the model and the technology.
ACCIONA Microenergia and the Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are included in the 2030 Agenda, a 15-year plan of action that favours the people, the planet and the prosperity. There are 17 SDG which are integrated and indivisible and that comprise the three dimensions of the Development: economic, social and environmental.
The rural electrification programmes of the ACCIONA Microenergia foundation impact on those three dimensions, and directly on the SDG 7, Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
By signing this framework agreement, the SDG 17, Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development is impacted too: joining compromises from public and private initiative gives the technical, managerial and economic resources that are necessary to increase the impact of a programme that aims favouring the development of rural communities, such as those in the Peruvian Amazonia, by means of their access to electricity.
It is a non-profit association that was created by the ACCIONA Microenergia foundation to facilitate access to electricity to isolated rural communities, which are not included in the national grid extension of Peru. It develops the ‘Luz en Casa’ programme in the Northern Mountains of Peru, in the department of Cajamarca, where it is an electricity public utility within the Peruvian regulation, and with a fee-for-service model that applies the official photovoltaic tariff. Now it deploys the pilot project of ‘Luz en Casa Amazonia’ in the river Napo basin (Napo district, province of Maynas, department of Loreto) with the aim of validating a sustainable and scalable technological and management delivery model in the Peruvian Amazonia.