Tozzi Green, through its subsidiaries, has been awarded investment contracts for the supply of electricity from renewable energy sources in off-grid areas, following a tender organised by the Ministry of Energy and Mines.
Ergon supplies electricity to homes via off-grid photovoltaic systems equipped with storage to meet the energy needs for lighting and communication and information systems (mobile phone, radio, television and small household appliances). More than 220,000 families in rural areas throughout the country benefit, as well as schools and health facilities located in the most isolated settlements without a public electricity grid.
Tozzi Green has been involved in the design, installation, maintenance and asset management of off-grid photovoltaic systems for a period of 15 years, thus contributing to substantial growth of the entire country in terms of energy and social aspects.
All in all, the rural electrification project carried out by Tozzi Green is the largest ever, with a total of 222,000 photovoltaic kits installed from 2017 to 2019, called Solar Home Systems (SHS), built on the basis of in-house designed and developed technology. Together, the installed SHS are capable of supplying electricity to almost 1.000.000 people and 3.000 health and education facilities. In 2021, the rural electrification project was further expanded with the installation of additional 8.000 next-generation kits certified by Verasol (formerly Global Lighting).
The latest generation of Solar Home Systems designed by Tozzi Green reduces the use of raw materials and consequently the carbon footprint while making over 50% more energy available to its users. The goal is to increase the widespread adoption of low-powered everyday devices such as LED lights, radios, TVs, fans, solar lanterns and refrigerators that can help improve people’s living conditions.
The Energy Progress Report, produced jointly by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank and the World Health Organisation (WHO), shows rapid growth in rural electrification in Peru during Tozzi Green’s involvement. Between 2019 and 2020, the growth rate stood at 3.7 %, compared to an average annual growth rate of 0.9 % between 2010 and 2018 (+416.9 %).
Tozzi Green complies with the environmental and social sustainability practices of international financing institutions, such as the IFC (International Financial Corporation), an important stakeholder, an extension of the World Bank in promoting growth in developing countries.