Nexans Indeco in focus: household electrification project in Peru
The household electrification project held in northeastern Peru in collaboration with Procobre and NGO GIZ Germany (Proyecto Energia Desarrollo y Vida) covers small villages in the regions of Cajamarca and San Martin, in Peru. Nexans Indeco supplied safe electrical installations for the both sites, i.e. more than 1,500 houses (8,000 people). Moreover, 2,500 more houses will benefit from this project as the initiative is expanding to new regions. Nexans has already delivered 72 km of TW 14 AWG cables. The overall cost of the project is 36k US$. The main goal of the project is to provide access to electricity and high quality materials for the populations who are suffering from energy insecurity. Thus this initiative is to assure a safe first contact and use of the benefits of electricity.
Jose Ortiz, head of the project at Nexans claimed “the installation works finished in January and we have passed over to the second stage of our work. The project will cover more villages in the same region and will also include a third region named Huancavelica. Hence, the second part will be twice as big as the first one.” He also added that ”this is the first project of this kind for Nexans Indeco”.
San Martin: wood houses in the middle of the Amazon rainforest at 500 meters above sea level
Cajamarca´s villages: mud and stone houses at more than 3,200 meters above sea level