Spanish infrastructure company Acciona recently set up acciona.org, its foundation in the Philippines to help provide sustainable access to energy, water, and sewerage systems to disadvantaged communities.
Dubbed “Light at home El Nido”, the foundation’s pilot project will give more than 100 households in Barangay Sibaltan in El Nido, Palawan, solar-powered systems that provide more than eight hours of electrical light every day with zero emissions.
In the wake of Typhoon Odette, which critically damaged the province’s public infrastructure, the initiative is positioned to help the community recover from the catastrophe with sustainable power solutions.
Preliminary onsite work has been carried out in collaboration with Ayala Foundation and with communities in El Nido, Palawan, involving holistic community development programs covering education, and sustainable livelihood.
Acciona.org’s El Nido initiative is part of its global “Luz en Casa” program, which develops models for delivering electricity services that are technically and economically adapted to each community.