ELECTRICITY FOR ALL PROGRAM
Affordable and sustainable energy
The Iberdrola group has launched a new objective in the 'Electricity for all' program to provide electricity to more than 16,000,000 people who currently do not have access by 2030.
Today, there are calculated to be around 1 billion people with no access to essential power services, which negatively influences their quality of life and opportunities for development.
With the Electricity for all program, we are responding to the call made by the international community to bring universal access to modern forms of power, with provision models that are environmentally sustainable, economically viable and socially inclusive, linking its purpose with SDG 7.1. The Electricity for all program aims to ensure access to electricity in emerging and developing countries.
This ambitious initiative is centered on performing sustainable electrification actions, so we take advantage of our technical, logistical, organisational and financial capacity.
Electricity for all has three lines of action:
- Financing projects through investment in capital
- Activities carried out by the businesses in the countries where Iberdrola has a presence
- Development of projects with a high social component, through NGOs and corporate volunteering.
From the launch of the Electricity for all program in January 2014, we have contributed to more than 5,400,000 people benefiting from access to electricity through projects carried out in different countries in Latin America and Africa, fulfilling our commitment for 2020 two years ahead of schedule. By the year 2030, we hope to triple the number of beneficiaries. This is an objective that the group announced in the 1st Ibero-American Conference on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which took place in Salamanca (España) in June of 2018.
'Electricity for all' program around the globe.
IBERDROLA WITH THE REFUGEES
Iberdrola has joined the first public-private partnership set up to bring electricity to the refugee camps, Alianza Shire, which promotes the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This initiative is particularly connected to goal 7, which aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all; and goal 17, which aims to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
Thanks to its commitment to SDG 17, Alianza Shire has been honoured in the go!ODS Awards, organised by the Spanish Global Compact Network — the biggest initiative backed by the United Nations to progress towards private sector sustainability — and the Rafael del Pino Foundation.
- By 2030, Iberdrola will to bring electricity to 16 million people in emerging or developing countries who at present live without it