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Access to energy
A2E Fund Program

Our commitment to fighting electric exclusion in developing countries.

Approximately 675 million people still lack access to electricity and about 2.3 billion people rely on wood, charcoal, crop waste and coal for cooking and heating based.

Access to clean, affordable and reliable energy is vital for social and economic development and to power sustainable growth. It is needed to improve livelihood in developing countries, ensuring access to clean water, cooking and health care. Sustainable energy also powers agriculture, commerce and industry, thus creating prosperity, jobs and opportunities. Likewise, addresses environmental degradation and tackles climate change.

As a reference electric utility and our vocation of openness to the world and sustainability, we are committed to promoting Access to Energy (A2E) in developing countries, focusing on regions with no connection to the electricity grid, and helping communities to break their poverty cycle.

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About the Energy Access Fund (A2E) Program:

In 2018, EDP launched the A2E Fund to support renewable energy projects that promote the environmental, social and economic development of rural communities in developing countries.

The A2E Fund focuses on five major sectors to which energy makes a crucial contribution: education, health, water & agriculture, community and businesses.

With 4 editions underway, EDP received over 540 applications and selected 28 projects in Mozambique, Malawi, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Angola and Rwanda, selected according to criteria such as social impact, partnerships, sustainability, number of beneficiaries and expansion potential.

1st Edition Projects

In the 1st edition, launched in October 2018, the program received 108 applications to support projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Malawi. 5 of which were selected for implementation.

2nd Edition Projects

In the 2nd edition (2019/2020), 160 applications were submitted. 7 organizations saw their projects approved, in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi and Nigeria.

3rd Edition Projects

In the 3rd edition (2020/2021), 7 organizations from 115 applications are currently developing their projects in Angola, Rwanda, Mozambique, Malawi, and Nigeria.

4th Edition Projects

In 2022, the 4th edition was launched, doubling its budget available for funding. 9 organizations from 158 submissions will be implementing their projects during 2023, in these countries: Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Angola, and Rwanda.

5th Edition Projects

In 2023, the 5th edition was launched. 10 organizations from 192 submissions will be implementing their projects during 2024, in these countries: Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Kenya, and Rwanda.

Impact (results)

3.5 M€
1 180 kWp
Installed power
230 000
Direct beneficiaries
Indirect beneficiaries
Main SDG
B4SI Classification
Economic Dev