Sea turtle protection program

Project name:

Sea turtle protection program

Project location: 

El Salvador

Sub-focus area: 

Biodiversity

Since 2011, AES El Salvador has supported initiatives for the protection of the endangered olive ridley sea turtles. Every year, the team donates thousands of eggs for incubation in corrals, or nesting sites, which are prepared by their team of AES volunteers. Later, project collaborators and families participate in the release of the hatchlings. To date, 270 volunteers from AES El Salvador companies have participated in these activities.

Impact

Donation of 45 thousand eggs for incubation in the corrals prepared 

Partners:

Employee volunteers

AES Mujer

Project name:

AES Mujer

Project location: 

El Salvador

Sub-focus area: 

Diversity & Inclusion

Since 2013, we have generated opportunities for inclusive and sustainable economic development work in two areas. The EMPRETEC workshops, a United Nations entrepreneurship program, are provided to female relatives of AES people and help participants develop skills and knowledge to start their own businesses. Additionally, through residential electrical installation courses, we provide formal training on how to implement reliable electrical installations.

AES Mujer has enabled the strengthening of the entrepreneurial culture and the consolidation of the entrepreneurial, competitive and productive skills of hundreds of Salvadoran women.

Impact:

491 women have participated in these programs

Partners:

FUNDEMAS: Business Foundation for Social Action

CIUDAD MUJER: program through the Ministry of Local Development

Energía mágica

Project name:

Energía Mágica

Project location: 

El Salvador 

Sub-focus area: 

Electricity Safety and Efficiency

Since 2007, AES El Salvador has provided education to more than half a million children and adults on the efficient and safe use of electrical energy. The team began this initative in order to contribute to the development of a more conscious society that recognizes the importance of electrical energy and how it can ensure a safe and healthy environment.

Impact:

More than half a million children and adults

Partners:

Colegio Santa Cecilia, Universidad Francisco Gavidia, Instituto Técnico Ricaldone Universidad Centroamericana

 

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.