Present in Domeyko, Cachiyuyo e Incahuasi
CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The photovoltaic plant El Romero Solar, in operation since 2016, is located in the commune of Vallenar, south of the Atacama region. Near the project are located three localities that have been the object of the community relations policy of the Energy division of ACCIONA: Domeyko, Incahuasi and Cachiyuyo.
One of the main initiatives to be highlighted is the Environmental Education Program, which seeks to promote knowledge about renewable energy, especially solar energy, among the students in the communities of the area of influence.
During the implementation period of the program this initiative has benefited 230 students (190 in 2017 and 40 students in 2018, from the Domeyko, Cachiyuyo and Incahuasi schools)
ACCIONA collaborates with the Educational Climate Consultant, aimed to develop health and education proposals for children.
The program consists of 5 educational workshops for children from kindergartens and rural schools, designed in modules of 8 sessions each. The central theme is solar energy and the sun as renewable energy sources, where through playful activities children can discover the functioning of these energies and also become aware of the importance for human existence of all the processes and cycles that are generated from the sun. At the same time, each session links its contents with objectives of personal values , attitudes and skills, with the objective of having a positive impact on the relations with the students.
At the end of each phase of the program, a closing ceremony is held which the children, teachers and school authorities, and are given a testimonial book of the workshop, where the experiences of the participants are captured. An exposition is made with the work done by the children during the program.
The workshops are structured based on a fantastic story and the presence of two characters 'Ramasol and Solaila' who dialogue with the children through letters and stories. They are developed based on a playful methodology with a strong component in literary and plastic artistic creation.
- Workshop 1: Ramasol and Solaila, light travelers, helping children to recognize the value of friendship.
- Workshop 2: Milrayos: Level Multigrade/first basic cycle, allow children to know more about the sun, the energy and also about themselves, their identity, their tastes, their family and their territories.
BENEFIT FOR THE COMMUNITY
Thanks to this initiative, ACCIONA helps to improve the well-being of families, particularly children, in the communities in which it works. This is reflected in the implementation of the Program in different schools, which has been very positive, achieving the commitment and participation of the teachers, in which the entire local educational community took part.