Opening a new Luz en Casa Oaxaca’s CAU in the Mixteca region

Oaxaca (Mexico).- The Customer Service Centre (so called CAU) of Santiago Juxtlahuaca guarantees the maximal use of the photovoltaic energy, which is provided to the users of the ‘Luz en Casa Oaxaca’ programme in the Mixteca region.

In the facilities of the Regional Development Module of the General Coordination for Planning and Development of the Government of Oaxaca (so called COPLADE), in the locality of Santiago Juxtlahuaca, a new CAU of 'Luz en Casa Oaxaca' was inaugurated to attend to the communities of the Mixteca region. Thus a sixth centre joins the CAU network developed in Oaxaca; this is fundamental to the technical sustainability of the Third Generation Solar Home Systems (3GSHS) supplied, by offering repairing services, technical advice and sale of affordable and compatible high-efficient devices of good quality in strategic locations around the State of Oaxaca.

The CAU of Juxtlahuaca was inaugurated by Mr Enrique Toledo, Manager of ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico and Director of the 'Luz en Casa Oaxaca' programme, Mr Sinai Casillas, Director of Renewable Energy at the Secretary of Tourism and Economic Development (so called STYDE) of the Government of Oaxaca, and Mrs Centolia Maldonado, Regional Coordinator of COPLADE in Santiago Juxtlahuaca.

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.

The opening of the CAUs also impacts on the SDG 12.- Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns: the proximity services offered by these centres to the users guarantee the highest operation of the 3GSHS, and so the highest use of the provided clean & efficient energy, that avoid the use and removal of pollutant alternative energy elements.

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 Mexico. ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico deploys the 'Luz en Casa Oaxaca' programme under a public-private partnership with the Government of the State of Oaxaca and the Spanish and Mexican Agencies for International Development Cooperation.