Luz en Casa Oaxaca: An offgrid electrification success story

Last Modified: Wed Oct 05 2016 21:35:37 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 808
    localities in the Mexican State of Oaxaca, with populations less than 100 were not included in the national grid extension plans and lived without electricity service. These low income groups, used alternative lighting such as candles, oil lamps, lanterns with disposable batteries, and so on, which are harmful and hinder the daily activities at home.
  • 2012
    Launch of the "Luz en Casa Oaxaca" programme to improve the living conditions in above mentioned localities by providing them access to third generation solar home systems (3GSHS) that provide at least 4 hours of efficient lighting daily, mobile charging and connection to some devices (such as radio).
  • 3
    entities that participate in this programme: ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico, in association with the Government of the State of Oaxaca, and the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development.
  • 250
    localities have basic electricity and have been trained to install, use and maintain the 3GSHS as of Mar 2016.
  • 3,602
    households have been provided with Third Generation Solar Home Systems (3GSHS) manufactured by German manufacturer Fosera.
  • 15,000
    people now have electricity.
  • 3,900
    additional rural households started to receive the 3GSHS as of Jul 2016.