Access to Energy Fund Program

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Access to Energy Fund Program

Supporting sustainable and clean energy projects in remote rural areas

EDP is committed in contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals undertaken by the United Nations, namely by helping to transform the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed.

Access to energy (A2E) is a necessary condition to break the poverty cycle, allowing the social and economic development of remote rural areas. Electrical energy is crucial for health, education, water and agriculture, income generation and community projects.

The A2E CSR FUND Program is aimed to reduce energy poverty by supporting sustainable and clean energy projects in developing countries.

1st edition (2018-2019)

The 1st edition of this program has an endowment of 450.000€. Projects applied for values between € 25,000 and € 100,000. The Fund will cover:

  • up to 75% of the total project costs, for non-profit entities;
  • up to 50% of the total project costs, for for-profit entities.

A2E CSR Fund will support energy access projects in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Social relevance and impact.
  • Ability to implement.
  • Partnerships.
  • Sustainability.
  • Expansion.
  • Number of beneficiaries.
  • Costs / Benefits.

Applications were open until 25th November 2018. Check out the main dates of the Program:

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Applications Closed

The Jury will study and evaluate the entities and projects according to the requirements and evaluation criteria listed in the Fund's Regulations.

The members of the Jury are:

  • João Manso Neto - CEO of EDP Renováveis and EDP’s Executive Board Member
  • António Martins da Costa – EDP’s Executive Board Member
  • Margarida Pinto Correia - Social Innovation Director of EDP Foundation
  • António Castro – Sustainability Director of EDP
  • Guilherme Collares Pereira – A2E - International Relations Director of EDP Renováveis

Regulations

A2E Fund Regulations

Contact us

If you have any doubts or want to know more, send us an email to a2e@edpr.com