“WE DEVELOPED A BASIC ELECTRICITY SERVICE DELIVERY MODEL FOR REMOTE HOUSEHOLDS, HIGHLY REPLICABLE IN OTHER SETTINGS”
Within a Public-Private Partnership with the Government of the State of Oaxaca and the Spanish and Mexican Agencies for International Development Cooperation (AECID and AMEXCID), with Luz en Casa Oaxaca we brought electricity to 488 rural villages with population less than 100, in 7 Oaxaca regions where 11 ethnic groups live: Mixteco, Amuzgo, Triqui, Mazateco, Cuicateco, Chinanteco, Mixe, Huave, Chontal, Zapoteco and Chatino.
We offer a solution that contributes to their development by providing with access to electricity by means of a third generation solar home system (3GSHS). This 3GSHS offers daily at least 4 hours of electric lighting with three lamps, mobile charging, and connection to low-consumption, compatible electric devices (radio, etc.). These services impact positively in the users’ health, education, economy and environment. In addition, 6 micro franchises Centro Luz en Casa owned by local entrepreneurs who had small shops in reference localities, and who were trained to repair and sale 3GSHS-compatible electric devices.
The electricity of Luz en Casa Oaxaca implies positive impacts on the health, education, economy and environment of the users:
4,760,815 h/yearFor additional activities at home
510,870 h/yearFor doing additional homework
16.56M pesos/yearSavings in energy expenditure (770,360€)
13.31 t/year batterynon-controlled disposal avoided
1,214 t/year CO2emissions avoided
HOUSEHOLDS WITH ELECTRICITY
H/YEAR AVAILABLE LIGHTING
KEY ASPECTS OF LUZ EN CASA OAXACA
- Luz en Casa Oaxaca was possible due to an innovative Public-Private Partnership for Development, with which have added support and resources enough.
- We have formed this partnership with the Government of Oaxaca, and the Spanish and Mexican Cooperation Agencies (AECID and AMEXCID).
- With Luz en Casa Oaxaca we have promoted a new delivery model to provide sustainable and affordable electricity by introducing the third generation photovoltaic technology in the most backward communities
- We have also promoted the creation of a committess network with members of those communities that can be used for other social interventions
- Representatives of the Oaxaca Committee for Development Planning (so called COPLADE) expresed that Luz en Casa Oaxaca was "a public policy model".
- Besides, we have driven a supply and service centres network, owned by local entrepreneurs, located in strategic sites for our users.
ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY IN OAXACA (COPLADE, 2016)
The Centros Luz en Casa awarded as an innovative social initiative06/21/2017 Luz en Casa Oaxaca
We collected the certificate attesting the Centros Luz en Casa as one of The 10 most innovative social initiatives in 2016 for the magazine “Compromiso Empresarial” and CAF-Development Bank of Latin America.