First ‘Centro Luz en Casa’ micro franchisees meeting

Cajamarca (Peru).- ACCIONA Microenergia Peru held this event to exchange experiences and strengthen commitments among the technician-entrepreneurs who own those centres.

After six months of implementing the first ‘Centros Luz en Casa’, the I Technician-entrepreneurs meeting was held, in Cajamarca on May 18th and 19th, with the aim of strengthen the relationship and the compromise between ACCIONA Microenergia Peru and its franchisees.

Four thematic modules were developed. They started with the reinforcement of specific aspects of handling work orders and using the compacted SMS communication system. The second module consisted of a group-dynamics-based reminder of sale processes and product guarantees. At this point, the last equipment purchased was presented to be introduced in the market; this was received with great expectation. The good practices in the management of the ‘Centros Luz en Casa’ were addressed in the third module. The event finished with the award to the entrepreneurs who had achieved the best performance and results.

With the positive results of this meeting, and seeing the importance that technician-entrepreneurs give to sharing experiences, a second meeting was announced for the end of this year. This was celebrated by the participants.

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.

With the ‘Centros Luz en Casa’, the SDG 8, Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, is impacted too: this centres are owned, under a micro-franchise model, by users of the ‘Luz en Casa’ programme who have been trained technical, entrepreneurial and managerially so as to sell devices and offer other technical services as independent professionals from their own homes, and thus generate income for their families.

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.