MAKING PROGRESS TO OBTAIN A BASIN ELECTRIFICATION MODEL TO REPLICATE IN OTHER AMAZONIAN RIVERS
With the acceptance of the proposed technology and management model by the users of the Pilot Project, we decided to extend it along the Napo river basin in Peru. More than 900 homes (4,500 people) have been pre-identified, in 35 isolated communities of Napo and Mazan districts, for which there are no plans of electrification in the short-medium term.
The first step has been the execution of the Luz en Casa Napo 2017 Project (LC Napo 17) to bring electricity service, through third generation solar home systems with prepayment, to 350 out of those households in 19 localities.
The project also includes the feasibility study of the hybridization with photovoltaics of one of the existing microgrids in the Napo communities, besides the proposal of a official tariff for third generation solar home systems.
HOUSEHOLDS WITH ELECTRICITY SERVICE