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Government announces solar electrical system for Punta Allen

Punta Allen (Tulum), Q.R. — The more than 400 residents of Tulum’s Punta Allen will receive a new and efficient solar electrical system that will include a new network, public lighting and solar equipment.

To promote the sustainable development of the community and improve quality of life, the state government, through the Secretariat of Social Development (SEDESO), will participate in the alternative to supply efficient electricity to the area of Punta Allen.

In a press release, the state government and Friends of Sian Ka’an Association say they will work in coordination to meet the needs of the community and guarantee the efficienct use of energy. The government says the project includes the replacement of the electrical network, public lighting and supply and installation of photovoltaic solar energy equipment.

Rocío Moreno Mendoza, head of SEDESO reported that this year, the state signed the Resource Allocation Agreement for the project “Implementation of a Sustainable Renewable Electric System in Punta Allen, Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, Quintana Roo” with Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos for an amount of 26.6 million pesos, coming from the Fund for the Energy Transition and the Sustainable Use of Energy.

“The project, designed by the Friends of Sian Ka’an Association in coordination with state authorities, contemplates the replacement of the electrical network, public lighting and supply and installation of photovoltaic solar energy equipment benefiting approximately 469 inhabitants,” he explained.

As part of the project, a tour was made in the locality with personnel from the Federal Electricity Commission to begin with surveys and measurements of land. Plants that were acquired by the state government were visited to complement the project that is now beginning (with the CFE) and the installation of solar panels that the Secretary of Energy placed in 200 homes with an investment of 10 million pesos, which have been of great help to cover basic needs during the hours when the plant that provides electricity to the community is off.

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