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PERMER: The Renewable Energy in Rural Markets Project

The Renewable Energy in Rural Markets Project
Ministerio de Energía y Minería
Préstamo Banco Mundial Nº 8484-AR

Provisión e Instalación de Equipos Fotovoltaicos e Instalaciones Internas en Viviendas Rurales de Catamarca, Chaco, Entre Ríos, La Pampa, Salta y Neuquén.

Fecha de publicación: 5/07/2016
LPN No: 02/2016

Contratante: Ministerio de Energía y Minería.
Proyecto de Energías Renovables en Mercados Rurales
País: República Argentina

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The PERMER Project (Renewable Energy in Rural Markets Project)  calls for the submission of tenders, starting on July 5, 2016, for the supply and installation of approximately 6,500 photovoltaic solar equipment and household installations in rural households in Catamarca, Chaco, Entre Rios, La Pampa, Salta and Neuquén. The specifications of the call for tender include 13 lots and will benefit approximately 26,000 users.

The deadline for the submission of tenders is August 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM, and the opening of these tenders will take place that same day, at 11:30 AM.

It should be noted that the first phase of the PERMER project ended in 2012 and supplied electricity to approximately 1,800 schools, 350 public services and 27,000 homes. The goal of this second phase is to continue the process for providing electricity, thereby attaining universal energy access.

The PERMER project aims to serve rural areas by providing electricity to rural areas using renewable sources, mainly photovoltaic, and was undertaken by the Ministry of Energy and Mining of Argentina through a Coordination Unit appointed for this purpose. The project is designed to meet the electricity needs of the rural population who still lack it, as they are located in areas far away from urban centers and/or are difficult to access, and also wherever they lack these power sources through conventional energy sources (grid), and also lack hot water supply for cooking and heating purposes in public facilities with these same characteristics. The PERMER project is aimed at homes and public services facilities in remote rural areas. The program involves the purchase and installation of generation systems in homes and/or public services facilities; it includes household facilities and the one-time provision of lighting systems.