Enel aims to contribute to the achievement of several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by developing technological accessibility to clean energy (mini grids), increasing the investment in renewable energy and promoting technical training and capacity building on energy, fostering energy efficiency to lower the cost of energy, promoting energy awareness and education on energy sources. All this targets will be achieved with the support of and in partnership with a number of strategic organizations.
2020 – By 2020, help ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for additional 3 million people worldwide (contribution to SDG7).
2020 – To connect and provide clean electricity to 2,5 million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America
ENEL SDG’s GOAL: 2,5 million of new electricity users connected to renewable energy and micro-grids by 2020 in Africa, Asia and Latin America
The ENEL branch Enel Green Power, with 10,000 MW already installed in Europa, North and Latin America, is one of the world leader in renewables. With a 50% scale-up in renewable capacity growth vs. the previous plan, ENEL is boosting renewables with 8.8 bn. Euros of investment in the period 2015-2019. Within this plan, ENEL will become the #1 Renewables private operator in Africa, with 1,200 MW of new solar and wind plant already awarded, starting from South Africa.
Moreover Enel Green Power will enter into the business of micro-grids electrification: we will develop an innovative business model for developing mini grid service, targeting to connect and provide clean electricity to 2,5 million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America within 2020. Providing electricity means also powering inclusion and education. The program Powering Education (http://www.flipsnack.com/poweringimpact/powering-education-phase-i-final-report.html, developed in partnership with GIVEWATTS, a nongovernmental organization that offers renewable energy solutions to off-grid households in developing countries, Enel Green Power, Enel Foundation, and in cooperation with the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Hubs of Rome and Nairobi), is one of the first projects drawing the link between access to energy and access to education.
These two goals are linked to our previous commitment targets as the Enabling Electricity Program (5mln of new beneficiaries by 2020)