"WE PROVIDE ELECTRICITY TO HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT EXPECTATION OF RECEIVING THIS SERVICE IN THE PHILIPPINE MUNICIPALITY OF EL NIDO"
In the Philippines, we are starting a new ‘Luz en Casa’ in 2021. Our activity begins in El Nido, a Philippine municipality in the province of Palawan. Specifically, we work with the people of the barangay (municipality) Sibaltan, who haven’t access to electricity and don’t expect to receive it by conventional ways.
To generate light, more than half of the households in barangay Sibaltan use gasoline daily. These methods are unsafe and cause health problems due to smoke inhalation. In addition, their environments are polluted due to the emission of large amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere.
From acciona.org we offer access to 100% clean energy through solar home system. Now, they can access to electricity with dignity. These systems provide them more than 8 hours of safe electric light every day and they can also charge cell phones, computers and use other electronic devices.
With 'Luz en Casa El Nido' we improve the quality of life of 120 households in Sibaltan: we change the use of diesel generators, lanterns, and quinqués for renewable and safe energy. When we eliminate these harmful elements (smokes, combustion, batteries), we reduce illnesses and improve the health of the people benefited. At the same time, we respect the environment.
This project replicates and adapts the service model already implemented in other countries. We have a partnership with the Ayala Foundation, which has been promoting sustainable lifestyles, education and youth leadership in the Philippines since 1961.
FIRST HOUSEHOLDS BENEFITED
PUBLIC BUILDINGS BENEFITED
H / ELECTRICITY PER DAY
- In the Philippines, 8.7 million people still don’t have electricity. This is equivalent to 8% of the country's population, according to data from the country's Statistics Authority.
- At acciona.org we started our activity in the Philippines in 2021, after detecting that some barangays in the country have neither access to basic electricity service nor any expectation of connection to the conventional electricity grid in the short term.
- After detecting this need, we started our 'Luz en Casa' programme in Sibaltan, one of the 18 barangays of El Nido, a municipality in the island (province) of Palawan.
- Sibaltan, which has a population of 2,083 people in about 520 households, is off the conventional electricity grid (Paleco).
- Currently, over 60% of Sibaltan's population accesses electricity through gasoline-based methods.
- With the ‘Luz en Casa El Nido’ project, more than 20% of the households in barangay Sibaltan in the municipality of El Nido will have access to reliable, renewable and affordable electricity through solar home systems.