Energy Access in the region of Arequipa (Peru)

Case Study with the Cooperativa Fondesurco

March - April 2019


The aim of this case study is to assess and analyze the level of access to energy of a sample of clients of the inclusive financial institution Fondesurco. The purpose of the analysis is to obtain insights and relevant information concerning energy needs, energy usages, energy expenses. Moreover, this study aims at evaluating several attributes describing energy access (access to electricity and access to modern cooking solutions). The data collection has been performed using the App HEDERA collect. The sample - and the evaluation of the energy access attributes - allows also to evaluate a baseline with respect to SDG 7: Affordable, reliable, and safe energy for all. The baseline evaluation is based on standard metrics, implementing the Multi-Tier Framework (MTF) developed by the ESMAP sector of The World Bank. The case study is also a pioneer application of the Progress out of Energy Poverty Index (PEPI) (N. Realpe, PhD Thesis 2017), which is also based on the MTF.
Fondesurco is a Peruvian savings and credit cooperative established in the city of Arequipa. With more than 26 offices in the South of the country, located in the departments of Arequipa, Moquegua, Puno, Ayconcho and Huancavelica, Fondesurco has the vision of consolidating his presence in rural areas where access to finance is limited. As a pioneer institution in the country offering green credits, within the framework of its Renewable Energy Solutions Program (SER), its objective is to offer better access to clean energies and increase energy efficiency for the rural population with low resources.

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