AES energía rural

Project name:

AES Energía Rural

Project location: 

El Salvador 

Sub-focus area: 

Rural electrification

Since 2001, through AES Rural Energy, we have contributed to reduce the number of households without electricity. We’ve been improving the quality of life of thousands of families from rural zones and providing them with new economic and social opportunities, including the possibility to create businesses and to enjoy the benefits of energy in order to receive better education, health services, traffic safety and healthy entertainment. Between 2009 and 2012, we established an alliance with Fomilenio that enabled the construction of 1,110 electrification projects. In 2016, we developed our first Solar Rural Energy pilot plan to provide households in remote zones acccess to electrical energy. This innovative project provided electrical energy from highly reliable solare nergy sources, benefiting 14 families in the Los Encuentros settlemen within the municipality of San Francisco Menéndez. In 2019, we started an intiative to support families in poverty by providing free installation of the electrical service and a basic system that included a breaker box, an outlet and an energy-saving lightbulb.  

In parallel with these initiatives, we give talks to rural communities on the safe use and efficient consumption of electricity. To date, more than 60,000 people from 1,047 rural communities throughout the country have benefited from these talks.

Impact

77,400 families

Partners:

Fomilenio, FINET (National Electricity and Telecommunications Investment Fund), municipal offices, and our AES people 

In parallel, we give talks to rural communities on the safe use and efficient consumption of electricity. To date, more than 60,000 persons from 1,047 rural communities throughout the country have benefited from these talks.