NON-REVENUE WATER REDUCTION AND OPTIMIZATION OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY (RANC-EE PROJECT)
Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA)
USD 162 million. Financing: CABEI USD 130 million (KfW funds); AyA USD 30 million; KfW USD 2 million (donation).
Objective: Reduce non-revenue water by 17% and optimise energy efficiency by 7.5%.
Creation of management, institutional, commercial, and technical capacities to implement the project sustainably and autonomously.
Technical consulting project. Implementation and execution of an Action Plan: conceptual design of drinking water distribution networks to make them more water and energy efficient.
Formulation of technical and management strategies for water supply (macro-measurement, sectorisation, system pressure control, leak detection and repair, pipe replacement, customer and infrastructure cadastre, commercial management, micro-measurement, network operational control systems, SCADA and geographic information systems, organisational structure, communication and dissemination).
Institutional support for the project; AyA staff training in technical, commercial and institutional aspects of reducing unaccounted-for water and optimising energy efficiency; and technical assistance to carry out user awareness campaigns.