EnDev News

Training seminar was held together with the BDP and companies implementing photovoltaic technology.

As part of an inter-institutional cooperation alliance, EnDev Bolivia organised a training workshop together with important partners from the photovoltaic sector for the staff of the Banco de Desarrollo Productivo - BDP (financial intermediation entity belonging to the Plurinational State of Bolivia), on renewable energy and photovoltaic systems. 

The objective of EnDev is to support the BDP's knowledge on modern energy issues in order to promote the financing of credits for photovoltaic systems for productive use in rural areas. The event was held in virtual mode.

Participants: BDP, Energética, Enersol, SIE SA, GIZ/EnDev.

CIMTA and EnDev work together on access and capacity building in improved oven technology

In the province of Abel Iturralde, in the department of La Paz, women from the 20 communities of the Tacana Women's Council (CIMTA) in collaboration with the EnDev Project of the German Cooperation GIZ, facilitated access to and development of local capacities in the construction, use and maintenance of 20 improved artisanal clay ovens (Vicente efficient oven).

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With solar Distributed Generation EnDev reduced its electricity bill by 40 %.

The EnDev project installed a distributed generation system interconnected to the conventional electricity grid. This system helps to lower the overall electricity consumption in the project offices. The system consists of three solar panels and a power inverter, which allows the energy generated by the panels to be injected into the office's AC system. These panels have a power generation capacity of up to 1kW. 
Through this system, a 40% reduction in the monthly electricity consumption bill was achieved (months prior to the pandemic). This integrates the project objectives by using renewable energies and the CSH measures of the GIZ.

EnDev supports awareness-raising on the issue of NO violence against women in the electricity sector.

The EnDev project in its Grid Densification and Photovoltaic Systems components has included, since 2019, messages of NO to violence against women, an action well received by the national counterparts and the final recipients of the implementation.

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innovative technology is being implemented in the Bolivian Chaco with women entrepreneurs in honey harvesting.

More than 300 enterprising women from the Association of Ecological Beekeepers of the Serranías del Parque nacional y área natural de manejo integrado Iñao, Monteagudo (AESIM), in Chuquisaca, are dedicated to the sustainable use of honey from native stingless bees (meliponas).

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Energy for children's education in un-electrified rural areas

Families in the municipalities of Arque, Aiquile, Sacaba and Tapacarí benefited from the project that EnDev has been developing since August, in alliance with the NGO ENERGÉTICA and the Empresa de Luz y Fuerza Eléctrica Cochabamba (ELFEC).

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Equipos de bombeo solar facilitan el riego tecnificado de la producción hortícola en el Municipio de San Lucas, Chuquisaca

Due to the impossibility of using water, production in the municipality of San Lucas is unable to expand cultivation areas in order to maintain profitable productivity levels and to enter into horticultural production.
The Chinimayu and Quirpini Grande communities are two of the main stone fruit producers in the Nor Cintis province. More than 570 small producers are engaged in the production of peaches for fresh and dehydrated marketing (mok'ola or mokonchinchi, as they are locally known).
The EnDev project provided producers in this region with access to solar pumping systems for irrigation. This will increase productivity by at least 20 % compared to the current situation.
The equipment was installed by ENERSOL S.A. (Santa Cruz) and Distribuidora de la Energía de Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz). (Santa Cruz) and Distribuidora San Rafael (Cochabamba) respectively. In Chinimayu and Quirpini Grande.
EnDev provides technical advice for the design of intake and conduction works, as well as the sizing of the technical specifications of solar and electrical pumping equipment. A financial contribution of Bs 58,000 was provided for the establishment of both projects. For their part, the producers invested around Bs 25,000 in intake works, modern micro-irrigation systems and Bs 18,000 as a counterpart for the acquisition of pumping systems.

CIFEMA SAM, APCOB and EnDev Bolivia develop environmentally neutral technology for cusi milling.

Chiquitanian women lead economic opportunities for the sustainable use of the cusi palm tree.

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