ACCIONA Microenergia Peru held the Second Meeting for Photovoltaic Electrification Committees with the goal of strengthening their compromises in performing their responsibilities, improving the organization and collecting the opinions and proposals from their members. Sixty-four people attended the meeting coming from 5 Cajamarca provinces.
The Photovoltaic Electrification Committees’ members participating in the meeting solved their doubts about important subjects related to their activities, such as the payment collection, preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance. In addition, a presentation of the Centros Luz en Casa was developed to remind the proximity technical services and sale of small appliances they offer to the users in their communities.
The following day, ACCIONA Microenergia Peru also held the Second Meeting for Technician-Entrepreneurs, with the goal of strengthening the relation and compromises of the Centro Luz en Casa micro franchisees. This event was developed with four thematic blocks: compromises; procedures with SUNAT (the Peruvian Inland Revenue); attention to work orders, and; good practices of the Centros Luz en Casa.
Within this meeting the entrepreneurs discussed about their Centro Luz en Casa micro franchisees and their success; all of them expressed their impressions about the great reception to the centres is a consequence of the offered guaranteed devices, and that makes them to be different from the competitors in the market. Gilmer, micro franchisee in the locality of Vista Alegre, showed his gratitude to ACCIONA Microenergia for the support and explained that “this workshop is a great support because I can share my daily issues and the advice from my colleagues are really useful”. Elias, responsible of the Huar Huar centre, also showed his gratitude for the support and asked ACCIONA Microenergia for accompany him and his wife forever in their micro franchisee.
Finally, the Best Technician-Entrepreneur of the Year was awarded; the winner was Maria Yolanda, micro franchisee of the Centro Luz en Casa-Casa Blanca. To award this prize, different characteristics were evaluated such as responsibility, teamwork, efficiency to attend work orders, rate of sales and promotion of her Centro Luz en Casa.
The workshop ended with the compromise of develop another edition in the next year.
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 holding meetings with the members of the Photovoltaic Electrification Committees and the micro franchisees of the Centros Luz en Casa, the SDG17, Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, is impacted too: the engagement of the users of Luz en Casa, by participating in the Photovoltaic Electrification Committees to represent their communities and help their neighbours with basic technical interventions and payment collection, as well as by becoming Centro Luz en Casa micro franchisees that offer technical services and sale of devices, makes possible the technical sustainability of the electricity service that ACCIONA Microenergia offers to improve the quality of life in these communities.
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. It is currently executing the Luz en Casa Napo 2017 project, in the Napo basin (Loreto districts of Napo and Mazan) with the aim of scaling up the sustainable technological and managerial model that is already validated in the Peruvian Amazonia.