Energy and development are inseparable factors. Of all forms of exclusion, exclusion from the use of electricity is one of the most significant.
The absence of reliable energy services limits income generating activities and hinders the provision of basic services such as health and education. Access to energy is vital for social development, economic prosperity, environmental sustainability and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations.
Because it is a leading electrical supplier and because of its vocation of openness to the world, the EDP Group is committed to promoting access to Energy (A2E - Access to Energy) in developing countries, focusing on remote regions and rural areas with no connection to the electricity grid, and helping to break their cycle of poverty.
Taking sustainability as a priority, and with access to energy being one of the pillars of the principles of sustainable development of the group, EDP develops A2E programs which provide access to energy based on renewable energy solutions, mainly solar energy, so contributing to the social, economic and environmental development of the most deprived communities.
EDP has a high commitment to the extension of universal access to energy and assuming sustainability as a priority, EDP develops Energy Access for Development Programs, which provide access to energy, to contribute to the social, economic and environmental development of impoverished communities, aiming to create social and environmental value.
See the making off of a brochure made completely without energy and imagine what it would be to live like this every day.
In order to fulfill its commitment to Access to Energy, EDP Group has been developing several projects, with social and environmental value, that promote sustainable development of communities involved.