SDG7, SDG13, SDG4, SDG8, SDG17

SDG7, SDG13, SDG4, SDG8, SDG17

  • Overview


    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.

    Commitment Target(s)
    • 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

    • Details

      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 (, 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)

      Sustainable Development Goals
      1. No poverty; 3. Good health and well-being; 4. Quality education; 5. Gender equality; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land
      Issue areas
      Biodiversity; Climate Change; Education; Energy; Gender Equality; Health; Human Rights; Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Persons with Disabilities; Poverty; Principle 1; Principle 2; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9; Women's Empowerment
      Industry sector(s) that apply to this commitment
      Country(s) where this commitment will be implemented


      Names of committing organisations Names of additional partners

      SE4All, GIVEWATTS, World Economic Forum Global Shapers Hubs of Rome and Nairobi, Enel Foundation.

      Note: All organisations listed above are accountable for the commitment made. These organisations are required to complete an annual communication on progress for the duration of the commitment, either jointly or individually, as laid out in the accountability section of the submission form.