Social responsibility, a new beginning

01/24/2012

Coincidently with the “International Year of Sustainable Energy for All” proclaimed by the UN and Enel’s 50th anniversary, Enel Green Power is launching a project within the Enabling Electricity programme

Enel Green Power’s responsibility model is based on a down-top approach. This is how Enel Green Power’s CEO Francesco Starace explained the concept of the initiative enacted by EGP together with the Indian NGO Barefoot College, when the agreement was presented in Rome. The project will convey electricity to Latin American rural communities, by enhancing the role of women.

The partnership with the organization established by Bunker Roy is included in the Enabling Electricity programme, developed by the Group to grant access to electricity to some 2 million people by 2013. And at the same time it marks a divide because it points out once for all “an approach in which the social components with which we operate will become central for their own future” said Starace. Who added that “we are promoting a much more active attitude, so that they will work together with us” .

The method created and enacted by the Barefoot College “teaches these communities how to become solar technicians and how to manage systems on their own”, explained EGP’s CEO, who added that this simple and original initiative is an absolute novelty for entire communities.

The countries that Enel Green Power identified to carry out the training programme created by Bunker Roy are Guatemala, Chile, Peru, Brazil and Colombia and the aim is to supply solar photovoltaic systems to a thousand households between 2012 and 2013.

Furthermore, the partnership with the Barefoot College coincides with two events that take place in 2012, namely the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, proclaimed by the UN and Enel’s 50th. anniversary. This last coincidence is highlighted by Marina Migliorato, head of CSR and relations with the associations, who said: “By now we are an international Group. 50 years ago we electrified Italy and now, in order to celebrate this anniversary, we wish to grant access to energy worldwide as a condition for economic development”.

Links
Enel Green Power
Responsibility

 
 
  • Alerting

Receive email updates based on your choice of topic.
The information shall be treated in accordance with Decree 196/03

Insights


Receive SMS message updates based on your choice of topic.
The information shall be treated in accordance with Decree 196/03

Insights


 

Where we operate

Installed capacity from renewables is 8,943 MW, produced by over 750 plants in 16 countries

Our technologies

Solar

Impianto Archimede

Solar

The potential of solar power worldwide, with particular reference to photovoltaic (PV) energy, is huge: according to the EPIA (European Photovoltaic Industry Association) the photovoltaic sector has been growing at an average rate of 35% in the last ten years. [...]

Wind

Impianto eolico Sardegna

Wind

Wind power has been experiencing an extraordinary development in the last few years. And it is expected to grow at a rate of 30% per year in the near future. [...]

Hydroelectric

Fortuna - Costa Rica

Hydroelectric

The generation of hydroelectric energy occupies the first place at a global level. At present, Enel Green Power controls plants in Europe, North America and Latin America. [...]

Geothermal

Geothermal Chiusdino

Geothermal

Italy is the country where geothermal energy has been exploited for the first time for industrial purposes and is currently one of the main producers of geothermal electricity in the world. [...]

Biomass

Canada - Saint Felicien

Biomass

The exploitation of biomass is an important chapter in Europe's development of renewable energy. This resource is expected to make a significant contribution in the production of electricity, heat and biofuels [...]

CO2 Neutral