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) were pre-identified, in 35 isolated communities of Napo and Mazan districts, for which there were no plans of electrification in the short-medium term.
The first step was the execution of the Luz en Casa Napo 2017 Project to bring electricity service, through third generation solar home systems with prepayment, to 350 out of those households in 19 localities.
During the execution of this project, other related activities were carried out, such as a feasibility study of the hybridization with photovoltaics of one of the existing microgrids in the Napo communities or the participation in the revision of the official tariff for rural electrification with isolated photovoltaic systems. We promoted that revision to include the third generation solar home systems with prepayment and we participated in the talks previous to the publication of the revised tariff. This made possible the electricity service we offer in the Peruvian Amazonia is regulated since the summer of 2018 and it has access to the subsidy from FOSE.
HOUSEHOLDS SUPPLIED WITH ELECTRICITY