Technical support to deliver community power to town of 5000 people
We are planning to support the development of a community wind project in Peru. Specifically we are planning the installation and training for local
maintenance of 2 anemometers. The project will commence a wider dialogue and planning in the community to determine exactly how and where the community project will be operated, including financial planning. The anemometers will provide important wind measurements necessary for the design and funding of the future community wind turbines, and will also help increase (technical) awareness of the project in the community.
In particular the project will investigate the local capacity and motivation to build and deploy locally built wind turbines using open (off-patent) designs. This would help generate a local low-carbon industry. The open design approach itself would allow an alternative, distributed way of building a locally-based, but distributed renewable energy industry.
Stage one – Objectives
Full local dialogue on the community wind power project
Installation of 2 anemometers in the project area
Train local community
on installing, maintaining and using the these
Identification of potential local technical partners for future development
The work starts on the 15/02/2013 and will finish 15/02/2014.
Caleta La Tortuga, Provincia de Paita, Peru
Local community training and dialogue
Between 16/02 and 16/03 there will be 2 weekly
workshops in the city of Piura and/or Paita and/or Caleta la Tortuga.
1. General (led by Assoc Tropico Seco): On uses and benefits of renewables and
2. Technical (led by Onawi CIC): On the installation, use and maintenance
of the anenometers
These will include:
- community use of wind energy
- case studies from other parts of the world
- options for future development of wind resources in La Tortuga, taking account of relevant legislation and financial incentives
- plan for maintenance and security of the sensors
During this period a more extensive plan for community engagement and decision making will be developed.
We anticipate that in 12 months, the community will have established a proposed way forward, which when combined with the wind measurements, will provide the detailed basis for the development itself.