Microgrids and solar water farms are going to be developed in Colombia, after a partnership between EnfraGen and GivePower; the companies announced the agreement this Wednesday, remarking further partnerships will come in the future.
Firstly, EnfraGen is a developer, owners and operator of specialized sustainable, renewable power and grid stability assets in Latin America; leading global private markets firm Partners Group owns the company.
Secondly, the partnership with GivePower intends to improve the quality of life of people who need it most through solar energy impact projects, especially in Latin America and Colombia, where EnfraGen’s subsidiary, Prime Energia operates.
Thirdly, according to the statement, EnfraGen is kicking off this partnership as the lead donor in a matching campaign with a select consortium of organizations active in Latin American business; also, the company said will be announcing further partners in the coming weeks.
Moreover, over the next few years, EnfraGen, will be funding several essential impact infrastructure projects in Colombia; such projects will include solar microgrids, solar water farms; and also, other projects focused on providing access to clean water and clean energy to communities throughout the country. Especially the ones most marginated and environmentally impacted.
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Microgrids to be among the first projects
Furthermore, the first project will be a solar microgrid to power a local health post; an agro-processing facility and a local school for the Kogi; an indigenous group living in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
On the other hand, GivePower’s mission is to electrify the world with clean energy and provide greater health, economic and education opportunities to developing regions; in fact, since its founding in 2014, GivePower has completed over 2,500 projects across 23 countries, changing the lives of more than half a million people.
Consequently, EnfraGen and GivePower will collide their missions in order to boost energy transition in the region. About such matters, Brendan Duval, CEO of EnfraGen, said. “As an active participant in Latin America’s energy transition; we are delighted to connect with GivePower, combining our local and sector expertise; as well as our business relationships to help further their mission of providing access to clean energy.”
Finally, Michele Magee, President of GivePower, said. “We are incredibly grateful for EnfraGen’s generous commitment to supporting our projects in Colombia. By powering communities in need with clean energy; together we have the chance to meaningfully improve the health, economic status and overall wellbeing of those we serve.”