Electrica Furnizare fully supports a new stage of the “Energy for Life” project initiated by Asociatia Energia Inteligenta
Electrica Furnizare announced it fully supports the second stage of the “Energy for Life” , a project that has been initiated by Asociatia Energia Inteligenta (Smart Energy Association) in June this summer.
The project aims to install photovoltaic panels in isolated households, without electricity and without chances of being connected to electricity in the near future. The first stage of the project consisted of installing photovoltaic panels in five households in the Apuseni Mountains, and the second targets a similar number of homes, this time located in isolated areas of the Harghita Mountains, where there was never electricity.
“The first stage of the Energy for Life project enjoyed an impressive mobilization from the companies. Although, in the context of the pandemic, companies diverted much of their resources to social responsibility projects to combat COVID-19, our project had a strong echo and we were able to raise the necessary amount in a relatively short time. Today, Electrica Furnizare joins the approach of the Intelligent Energy Association and together we launch the second stage of the project. This time we will go to Harghita, so that the people from Puntea Lupului, the commune from which we selected a few households, can light their homes by simply pressing a switch, as is normal,” said Dumitru Chisăliță, President of Asociatia Energia Inteligenta (Smart Energy Association)
“Electrica Group assumes responsibility towards the communities in which it operates and actively contributes, together with partners, to the sustainable development of Romania, in order to leave a solid legacy to future generations. An example in this sense is the full support of the second stage of the project “Energy for Life”, which consists of installing photovoltaic panels on the roofs of five homes in the Harghita Mountains. In a year in which the electricity market has undergone a continuous process of transformation, the development of projects that offer solutions for renewable energy production means a lot to the beneficiaries, but also to the company “, said Corina Popescu, CEO of Electrica.
For the second stage of the “Energy for Life” project, five households from Puntea Lupului village, Lunca de Jos commune from Harghita county were selected. They are currently inhabited by families with children and the elderly, for whom the installation of voltaic panels would mean a better life. There has never been electricity in this area.
In Romania, according to a situation prepared by the Ministry of Energy based on data collected from County Councils and Prefectures, in 2018 over 52,000 households did not have electricity. Of these, about 7000 are in remote areas, too far from the electricity grid to be connected. All funding for the installation of photovoltaic panels excludes households that are less than 2 km from the existing energy network. Thus, about 9000 households in Romania have no hope of seeing electricity.
On its fifth anniversary in June of this year, Asociatia Energia Inteligenta initiated the “Energy for Life” project. In the first stage, with the support of the companies involved in the project, we installed photovoltaic panels in five isolated households in Întregalde commune, Alba county, which never benefited from electricity.
The support provided by Electrica Furnizare also made possible the second stage of the project, in which we propose that by the end of the year, in five houses in the Harghita Mountains, the difference between light and dark will be made by simply pressing a switch.