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First Centro Luz en Casa in Oaxaca

02/03/2017
  • ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico installs the first Oaxaca’s Centro Luz en Casa in the locality of San Sebastian Tecomaxtlahuaca, where it will attend about 1,500 users from 40 villages in the Mixteca region.

ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico has started the Centro Luz en Casa-Tecomaxtlahuaca to sell electric devices and offer other technical services in the Mixteca region, in substitution of the Customer Service Centre (CAU) of Juxtlahuaca.

A former on-site operator of the Luz en Casa Oaxaca Programme,  due to his intimate knowledge of the operation area in the Mixteca as well as his higher education in renewable energy, is in charge of this Centro Luz en Casa (CLC), after being trained by ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico technically, entrepreneurially and managerially

This is the first step to evolve from the network of Customer Service Centres, which are supported by the Municipalities and the Government of the State, to a network of local entrepreneurships. With this aim ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico, like ACCIONA Microenergia Peru developing the Centros Luz en Casa in Cajamarca, is expected to identify, select and train technically and entrepreneurially professionals, design the micro franchise model, select, evaluate and supply electric devices to sell in the CLCs, and develop and accompany micro franchisees to start the CLCs.

As a result, six ‘Centros Luz en Casa’ will be operating in Oaxaca under ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico monitoring. They will be in charge of local entrepreneurs trained to run their businesses under an ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico franchise. The aim is to guarantee the technical sustainability of the Third Generation Solar Home Systems (3GSHS) by offering affordable, quality, 3GSHS-compatible high-energy-efficient devices and repair & technical advice services.

The evolution from CAU to CLC tries both to develop inclusive businesses that generate profit for low-income families and provide a strong electricity delivery model. This is economically sustainable for off-grid electrification of remote rural communities, and is based on third generation photovoltaic systems that have significant advantages due to their easy use, low weight, long lifetime and being environmentally friendly. By comparison with other solutions, these systems allow reduce both the electrification cost per home and the implementation period.

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