Approximately 1.3 billion people still lack access to electricity and about 2.6 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.
We are committed to promoting Access to Energy.
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 remote regions and rural areas with no connection to the electricity grid, and helping communities to break their poverty cycle.
Starting as a CSR initiative, turned into a Program “A2E – Access to Energy for Development” focused on social investments, commercially-viable projects and consulting services.
In 2018, we defined new strategic guidelines and a new vision for A2E: to promote sustainable energy for all, as a profitable A2E operator in the off-grid rural emerging market, centering its efforts on investments in A2E companies, complemented with CSR activities, namely the set-up of the A2E CSR Fund, aimed at alleviating energy poverty by supporting sustainable and clean energy projects in remote rural areas.
Energy Access Fund Program
The A2E CSR FUND Program is aimed to alleviate energy poverty by supporting sustainable and clean energy projects in developing countries.
The program operates in differents activities areas:
Applications for the 2nd edition of the Energy Access Fund program are now closed. This edition has a budget of € 500,000.
Get to know the projects
The 2018/2019 edition has a budget of € 450,000. The projects submitted funding applications from € 25,000 to € 100,000. The Fund will assume project costs: up to 75% of the total for nonprofit entities; and up to 50% of the total for for-profit entities.
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