The Inter-American Development Bank launches annually the IDEAS contest on energetic innovation directed to Latin America and Caribe. In 2014, among 280 companies from 26 countries, 6 proposals were selected. The only Peruvian project was presented by Waira Energía, and obtained funding for an autonomous electric micro-grid project at Laguna Grande, a fishery in Pisco, five hours away from Lima city.
A power of 16 kW will be generated by wind turbines and solar energy. In addition, an accumulation and management system will provide this energy to the community in order to supply drinking water, lighting and refrigeration.
This kind of facilities will let the productive capacities of rural communities increase, showing the feasibility and cost effectiveness that renewables have.