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 and sustainability, 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.
A2E programs 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 Foundation challenged the publicity agency Leo Burnett Lisboa to produce a brochure presenting the Access to Energy (A2E) program. Producing it was, itself, communicating a message. Watch the making off of this 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.