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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 streets of Quebrada Grande did not have adequate drains or a drainage system that would allow rainwater to drain properly. This caused stagnant waters in the main roads of the community facilitating the proliferation of mosquitoes, among them “aedes aegipty” which can be a carrier of the dengue virus, yellow fever and other diseases.
To carry out the project, different institutions and organizations of the community worked together. Among them the Municipality of Tilarán, the Communal Association of Quebrada Grande, the Festival Commission of Quebrada Grande and the aqueduct of the area.
The initiative was planned for 3 years.
- The first stage began in 2016 carrying out the second stage in 2017. The project started with the placement of sewer in a third part of the road (approximately 500 meters) from the mouth of the nearest river to the center of the community.
- The second phase in 2017 had to be postponed due to the floods suffered by the country that caused a national emergency. Tilarán was seriously affected and the Municipality had to use all its machinery in aid.
- At the beginning of 2018, the second stage of the project was completed.
- Finally, the sewer system of the last phase is scheduled for 2019. Once the entire sewer section is finished, the Municipality will proceed to pave the area
ACCIONA was in charge of the purchase of the 120 sewers necessary for the realization of the project that were placed with the help of the machinery of the Municipality. The Quebrada Grande Association contributed with the hiring of labor.
Thanks to this project the entire population of Quebrada Grande, approximately 2,700 people have benefited.
ACCIONA shows its interest in the communities around its wind farms, trying to improve the quality of life and the wellbeing of the inhabitants as much as possible.