Making electricity available in third world countries and developing countries means creating a solid base for combating poverty. The high infantile mortality rate caused by the absence of potable water and poor distribution of vaccines are among the most urgent problems that require solutions.
Thanks to electricity, it is possible to pump clean water from the deep water tables and store vaccines in refrigerators at the required temperatures. The availability of electricity is still a mirage for some populationsi.
The richer countries that protect the environment to a greater extent, that produce more culture and where life expectancy is highest, are also those that consume more electricity. All OECD countries rank the highest for electricity consumption while the poorest countries, all the countries of Africa, have very low energy consumption per capita: to improve the living conditions of the African continent, where the greatest difficulties exist, it is necessary to proceed urgently with electrification.
“We want to embrace the challenge of providing electricity and light to those who are without it today. We can do it with our experience in the energy sector and our knowledge of energy storage technologies.”