Central American Regional Energy and Poverty Program
(PREPCA by its acronym in Spanish)
What is PREPCA?
The Central American Regional Energy and Poverty Program supports the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency markets to improve the quality of life of Central America’s most vulnerable populations. Its main focuses are:
- Small hydroelectric power plants justified by the big potential of the region.
- The reduction of firewood dependence in rural areas by using improved wood stoves or eco-stoves.
HIVOS and BUN-CA develop PREPCA as part of the HIVOS’s Green Entrepreneurship Program.
The general aim of PREPCA is to develop sustainable, low-power energy to improve the quality of life of Central America’s most vulnerable populations, focusing on Nicaragua and Guatemala.
Its execution is part of the HIVOS’s Renewable Energy Program for the 2011-2015 period, oriented to maximize and manage resources with a multi-actor approach, in addition to achieving a better integration of energy management in productive processes.
- To analyze the market of renewable, low-power energy technologies at a regional level to contribute to poverty reduction.
- To promote the access of sustainable energy markets.
- To promote the sustainable energy market within the micro-financing of Nicaragua.
- To simplify the development of sustainable energy markets in the Central American region.
Visit the program website: programaprepca.wordpress.com