Minem: More than 33,400 rural homes in southern Peru will be electrified with solar panels

This version of the minem was published with machine translation.

In order to provide electricity to rural populations in the most remote areas of the country and improve people’s quality of life, the Ministry of Energy and Mining (Minem) reported that the second phase of the massive photovoltaic program will begin on a national basis in 2021 Level electrified more than 33,400 houses in rural areas of the southern part of our country.

The regions in the southern part of the country that will benefit from this technology are: Apurímac (1,825 solar panels), Arequipa (2,790), Cusco (8,479), Madre de Dios (1,287), Moquegua (728), Puno (17,545) and Tacna (769).

Through the Directorate-General for Rural Electrification (DGER), the ministry continues to promote the use of renewable energies through a program of massive implementation of photovoltaic (solar panels), aimed at the population of different regions of the country with high poverty rates and where geography makes it difficult to to achieve with the conventional power grid.

For this reason, in the second phase of the massive photovoltaic program, electricity will continue to be delivered to more rural households with the firm aim of meeting their basic needs and contributing to their economic and social development, improving their quality of life and enabling them to increase their productivity . among other things by founding new family businesses.

Minem’s DGER technicians said they had prepared the necessary documents to carry out the private company’s selection and contracting process, which is responsible for the design, construction, installation, operation, maintenance and commercial management of the user responsible for .

The massive photovoltaic program, which has been running across Peru since 2017, made it possible in its first phase to supply a total of 205,138 households in rural sectors as well as 2,368 educational institutions and 639 health facilities with electrical energy.

This program is administered by DGER and is financially sustainable through the Social Energy Inclusion Fund (FISE) and the Electricity Social Compensation Fund (FOSE).

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