Local technician inspects an electric sytem

LUZ EN CASA, LUZ EN CASA AMAZONIA, LUZ COMUNITARIA-CAJAMARCA

EXPLOITATION

Operation and maintenance of isolated photovoltaic systems for electricity service

REGULATED AND AFFORDABLE, BASIC ELECTRICITY SERVICE WITH SOLAR ISOLATED SYSTEMS

Once ended the start-up of the solar systems, and by signing the contract where the basic conditions of the commitment between acciona.org and the user are expressed, the exploitation of the systems begins.

As expressed in that contract, acciona.org is the owner of the solar systems installed, and it gives the beneficiaries the right to use the electricity generated in return of a fee for service. In this way, we ensure the operation of the systems installed with Luz en Casa (Cajamarca), as well as with Luz en Casa Amazonia (Napo basin) and the community ones of the Luz Comunitaria-Cajamarca programme that are also included within this exploitation project.

4,338

SYSTEMS INSTALLED

SOLAR HOME SYSTEMS

  • 60-85W
    Photovoltaic panel
  • Lean, 100Ah
    Battery
  • 10A
    Regulator
  • CFL 11W or LED 5W
    3 bulbs
  • LIGHTING
    About 6h/day
  • DEVICE CHARGING
    1 mobile phone/day
  • LOADS
    12Vcc devices up to 6h/day
3,910

SYSTEMS

3G SOLAR HOME SYSTEMS

  • 50W
    Photovoltaic panel
  • Lithium 10.5Ah
    Integrated battery & regulator
  • 4 + 2 USB
    Power points
  • LED 3.17W
    2 lamps
  • LED 2.5W
    1 torch
  • Ancillary cable
    Multi connector USB cable
  • LIGHTING
    About 6h/day
  • DEVICE CHARGING
    1 mobile phone/day
  • LOADS
    12Vcc devices up to 3h/day
411

SYSTEMS WITH PREPAYMENT

SOLAR COMMUNITY SYSTEMS

  • 175W
    Photovoltaic panel
  • Lean, 100Ah
    Battery
  • 20A
    Regulator
  • CFL 11W
    5 bulbs
  • LIGHTING
    More than 4h/day
  • DEVICE CHARGING
    Several laptops/dat
  • LOADS
    12Vcc devices up to 6h/day
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SYSTEMS

EXPLOITATION ACTIVITIES

 

  • OPERATION

Commercial management

Since we are a provider of the public electricity service, we collect an affordable fee from our users that covers the operation & maintenance of the systems and that ensures the continuity of the service offered.

In the case of the service offered in Cajamarca, the fees are managed monthly. In Amazonia, the payment of the fee results in the generation of the codes to unblock the prepayment system, and then in having electricity during the period payed.

Cut/Reconnection

In Cajamarca, if a user delays the payment of two or more consecutive fees, we cut the service and, when the user regularizes the situation, we reconnect the system.

In Amazonia cut and reconnection are not necessary because if fee payment is not done during the agreed period, the user cannot obtain the code to unblock the system and so have the electricity service.

In both cases, if there is no regularization and six consecutive fees are not payed, we dismount the system definitively.

 

  • PREVENTIVE AND CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE

Periodically we revise the correct use and maintenance of the systems by the users, in order to detect case of not-allowed manipulation of pieces of equipment or uses; the responsibility of this task falls to the Photovoltaic Electrification Committees mainly.

In addition, we attend through the Centros Luz en Casa to the failures reported by the users, or their corresponding Photovoltaic Electrification Committee.

 

  • REPLACEMENT

There are two cases contemplated for replacement:

- failure due to defect or other cause beyond the use of the beneficiary, or

- end of useful life.

 

To manage these processes in an integral way, we count on a Exploitation Management Computer System.

2017 EXPLOITATION MAIN FIGURES

RATE OF OPERATION OF SYSTEMS
REDUCTION OF TIME IN ATTENDING INCIDENTS (CURRENTLY 2.8 DAYS)
RATE OF DEFAULT IN PAYMENT

OTHER ACTIVITIES RELATED TO EXPLOITATION

 

  • RURAL ELECTRICAL CONCESSION

Meeting the current Peruvian regulations, we process the Rural Electrical Concession of our systems in exploitation. This made possible, in 2011, becoming the first electricity provider of Peru with photovoltaic energy exclusively.

The concession implies a series of rights related to the electrical activity and distribution, as well as duties related to the service given to our users.

 

  • ELECTRICAL SOCIAL COMPENSATION FUND

In 2011, we obtained the condition of provider of the electricity public service, and so we were included in the Electrical Social Compensation Fund (so called FOSE), which reduces the official tariffs to allow the access and continuity of the electrical service for home users with consumption lower or equal than 100kWh/month. This commits us to register the justifying information periodically. 

The modification of the Rural Electrification Regulations -we promoted and in whose negotiations we were present- was necessary to make possible being included in the FOSE. That modification added the non-conventional rural electrification, and results in the publication of the Rural Electrical Tariff for Non-conventional Supply (solar home systems), and the change of the FOSE rates to include this new tariff.

In 2018, we promoted the revision of that tariff, and we participated in a new round of proposals, which resulted in the publication of the modification to include the 3G isolated photovoltaic systems with prepayment, and then in the FOSE.

Systems exploitation in images

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