Besides several projects of its own, EDP established partnerships with several entities and goals, in order to contribute to Acess to Energy. Learn more about these partnerships.

EDP is a member of the Alliance for Rural Electrification, which focuses on the promotion and development of off-grid renewable energy solutions in developing countries and emerging markets. This international association, with over 70 members from the industry, Academia and NGOs, promotes the sharing of knowledge and best practice in Access to Energy.

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The Alliance for Rural Electrification

EDP is a member of the initiative set up by former US President Bill Clinton, whose mission is to promote partnerships and strategic counselling and to empower private sector, public sector and civil society organisations to create solutions for the most pressing global challenges and maximise their efforts to alleviate poverty, create a cleaner environment and increase access to health and education.

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Clinton Global Initiative

EDP is a member of the association of experts which represents a platform for debate between European energy utilities that promote access to energy outside Europe, with a view to identifying business opportunities resulting from such commitments, sharing best practice in A2E projects and promoting cooperation in specific projects.

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We celebrated, on the 1st November 2011, a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mozambican energy agency with the aim of promoting access to energy for the development of Mozambique, poverty reduction and improvement of the population's living conditions.

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EDP is a Core & Implementing Partner of this public-private initiative led by the United Nations Foundation, with a budget of USD 50 million, which aims to promote, by 2020, access by 100 million households to clean cooking and fuels in order to improve the conditions of life of the populations and address climate change.

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Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

EDP established a partnership, in January 2014, with the Abu Dhabi State company to identify areas for cooperation and joint operation of utility-scale (wind, solar) renewable energy projects, as well as access to energy for development.

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EDP is a Practitioner Network Member of the United Nations Foundation's pioneering initiative to promote universal access to energy by 2030 and the participation in the development of approaches to achieve this target.

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Sustainable Energy for All: Access to Energy for Development

EDP is a partner under UNEP's mini-grid programme whose aim is to prove that decentralised clean energy solutions in developing countries are commercially viable and sustainable. EDP and UNEP will implement a joint pilot project, Green Mini-Grid, in Mozambique, intended to provide basic energy services at affordable prices in locations that have no access to the main electricity grid.

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EDP established a partnership with this organisation to find solutions for global challenges, such as energy, health and gender, through the mobilisation of people, ideas and resources. Rio+Social was jointly organised in June 2012 under the auspices of the Rio+20 Conference for Sustainable Development, an event promoting dialogue on issues from technology and sustainable energy to the eradication of poverty.

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UN Foundation
Rio + Social

EDP participates and commits to the PPPDRR action: Public-Private Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction, conducted by UNISDR, the acronym for United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, which fosters the engagement of the private sector in disaster prevention and risk reduction.

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EDP is a member of the working group Energy Access & Village Inventory which published the study World Energy Perspectives: White Paper on Village Inventory, in 2013, to demonstrate that one of the prerequisites to ensure access to energy is to understand the needs of populations living in remote areas and the availability of local natural and human resources to meet such energy needs.

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WEC: Energy Access

EDP established a partnership with this Institute, in 2014, that aims to contribute to the implementation of access to energy projects for development, in line with the UN initiative Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL). The aim is to enhance and foster the use of alternative energies by low income populations in Portuguese-speaking countries, also promoting the engagement of other domestic stakeholders, such as educational institutions, companies and NGODs.

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Camões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua