EnDev Bolivia furthers the connection of households and social infrastructures to energy services in the country’s rural and peri-urban areas. The materials are channelled through distribution companies and rural cooperatives that become partners in the implementation process and thereby help increase energy services’ coverage in those areas. It is important to highlight that these companies have worked in a coordinated, efficient and decisive manner to be able to execute the grid densification projects. All the work is carried out based on inter-institutional agreements with ENDE (Empresa Nacional de Electricidad Bolivia - National Electricity Company), one of our main partners, and with the rest of the country’s electricity distributors and cooperatives.
Thanks to the access to electricity, low-income households also benefit from greater access to information and education. Health care and protection, improvement of the quality of life and a higher probability of generating activities that will provide new income sources are also enhanced.
In addition to this, EnDev Bolivia contributes in reducing the pressure on the environment because by using electric energy, polluting energies -batteries, kerosene and candles- are used much less.
Micro-hydropower plants (MHP)
The EnDev Project offers a partial incentive in electrical materials, for the installation of their connections, to all families living near the micro hydro-power plant, so that they have access to electricity and can have this benefit in their homes or community infrastructure, for the establishment of decentralised electricity generation systems (such as micro hydro-power plants).
To this end, we work with the electrification committees of the communities. The beneficiaries are small rural populations that are very far from the electricity distribution networks and would not have access to electricity in the medium term.
Support is also provided in the generation of capacities for the administrative and technical management of the micro power plant, ensuring its sustainability.