Energising Development – EnDev Perú

Project description

Title: Energising Development – EnDev Perú
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Peru
Overall term: 2007 to 2018

Peru. Photovoltaic system for generating electricity for lighting. © GIZ
More than two million households in Peru use biomass, wood, animal waste products or coal to cook every day. In addition, over three million people still have no access to electricity and are forced to use expensive energy sources such as batteries, candles and lighters. The emissions and smoke caused by burning wood or diesel fuels in the home present a health risk for the household members. Against this backdrop, improving access to clean and sustainable energy supplies makes an important contribution to development, above all in terms of poverty reduction and environmental protection.

Access to low-cost and sustainable energy supplies is improved.

Peru. Family with an energy-efficient stove. © GIZ
The project develops strategies for supplying municipalities and private households in rural and peri-urban areas as well as farmers with low-cost, sustainable energy. This energy is needed above all to provide basic services such as lighting, cooking or heating water. Improved energy supplies will also boost the productivity of small enterprises and farms.

The project was launched in 2007 with the aim of creating access to sustainable energy supplies for 175,000 people. The promotion of new technologies will benefit around 2,000 small businesses and enable families to make use of modern energy supplies. At regional and local level, the project will enable public administration staff to devise appropriate measures for improving energy supplies.

The project is being co-financed by the Directorate-General for International Cooperation of the Netherlands (DGIS), the Australian Government’s Overseas Aid Program (AusAID), the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) und the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

By June 2014, EnDev had helped nearly one million people in private households gain access to modern energy services. More than 701,000 people now have energy-efficient stoves and over 300,000 people use solar energy to light their homes. About 4,000 buildings such as schools, health centres and community centres that are used for social infrastructure have been technically upgraded. The technical equipment in more than 8,500 small and medium-sized enterprises has been improved.

The magazine ‘Amaray’, in which people report on their experience of using modern energy supplies, is published quarterly.

Peru. Energy consumption for modern production processes. © GIZ


Ana Isabel Moreno