Today, there are calculated to be over 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” programme, 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. The “Electricity for all” programme aims to ensure access to electricity in emerging and developing countries.
This ambitious initiative is centred 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:
From the launch of the “Electricity for all” programme in January 2014 to the first quarter of 2015, we have contributed to over 800,000 people benefiting from access to electricity through projects carried out in different countries in Latin America and Africa. By the year 2020, we hope to reach 4,000,000 beneficiaries.
The Chair for the Globalisation of Basic Power Services (*), at the Centre for Innovation in Technologies for Human Development, of the Technical University of Madrid (itdUPM), is a strategic tool for the development of the“Electricity for all” programme.
Through this chair, IB and the itdUPM work to carry out activities for training, dissemination and identification of R+D+i actions that give rise to innovative projects in the field of making power services universal.
(*) Spanish version.