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Iberdrola will bring electricity to 16 million people in developing countries by 2030

Monday, July 9, 2018

By 2030 Iberdrola will bring electricity to 16 million vulnerable people currently living without it in emerging or developing countries, through the use of modern forms of energy which use environmentally sustainable models.

The new objective unveiled by the company's Chairman is part of the Electricity for All programme, set in motion by Iberdrola in 2014 with the initial goal of guaranteeing the electricity supply to four million vulnerable people in developing countries by 2020, a goal fulfilled two years ahead of schedule. The 12 million new beneficiaries of this programme will in the main come from Brazil and Mexico.

Accordingly, Ignacio Galán has made it clear that the company has “an essential commitment to extending access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services for those people who are currently living without them.”

Electricity for All means Iberdrola is the first utility in the world to launch a specific programme focused on SDG 7 -affordable and non-polluting energy- and it responds to the group's decision to make SDGs, the United Nation's agenda for the 2030 horizon, part of its strategy.

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