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Press release: Portrait of the ‘Luz en Casa Oaxaca’ programme

From 19th to 28th February in the ‘Museo de America’, Madrid (Spain), a photo exhibition shows the work done with the rural electrification programme ‘Luz en Casa Oaxaca’ that has been developed for the past 4 years.
The ‘Luz en Casa’ programme got Oaxaca in 2012, when the ACCIONA Microenergia foundation started ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico, which allied itself to the Government of the State of Oaxaca and then the Spanish and Mexican Agencies for International Development Cooperation, in order to bring isolated and low-income Oaxaca communities electricity with third generation solar home systems (3GSHS). Since then, this Public-Private Partnership for Development (PPPD) has carried out different projects to reach, in 2016, 7,500 electrified households.
The purpose of the Photographic Exhibition ‘Luz en Casa Oaxaca’, which is now shown, is to look over the different phases that have been replicated in every project: identification and training of users, distribution and installation of 3GSHS and, of course, the use of the provided electricity. These activities allow deploying the service delivery model that has been designed specifically for Oaxaca, and which is based on the photovoltaic technology, the multi-stakeholder management, and the economic sustainability and affordability.
On February 18th, the Secretary for International Cooperation and Iberian-America of Spain, the Ambassador of Mexico in Spain and the President of ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico inaugurated this photo exhibition that will be shown until February 28th at the ‘Museo de America’, Madrid (Spain), during its regular opening hours.

ACCIONA Microenergia and the Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are included in the 2030 Agenda, a 15-year plan of action that favours the people, the planet and the prosperity. There are 17 SDG which are integrated and indivisible and that comprise the three dimensions of the Development: economic, social and environmental.
The rural electrification programmes of the ACCIONA Microenergia foundation impact on those three dimensions, and directly on the SDG 7, Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
The ‘Luz en Casa Oaxaca’ programme also impacts in the SDG 17, Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development: the PPPD that drives this programme represents the union of the commitment of the public and private initiatives nationally and internationally, which join the technical, managerial and economic resources that are necessary to develop a programme that aims to favour the Development of very backward communities.

ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico
It is a non-profit association that was created by the ACCIONA Microenergia foundation to facilitate access to electricity to isolated rural communities, which are not included in the national grid extension of Mexico. ACCIONA Microenergia Mexico deploys the ‘Luz en Casa Oaxaca’ programme under a public-private partnership with the Government of the State of Oaxaca and the Spanish and Mexican Agencies for International Development Cooperation.