ImpactPPA in partnership with the Earth Day Network has launched a ‘50 by 50’ scheme blockchain energy platform to be installed in Somaliland made up of hybrid solar and wind systems. This scheme is aimed at providing on-site renewable energy to facilities requiring trustworthy access to electricity mostly hospitals and schools. This will enable redirecting funds to healthcare rather than to the purchase of fuel.
The first set up will be at a non-profit hospital constructed by the former foreign minister Edna Adan Ismail – The Edna Adan Hospital Hargeisa.
According to a recent study by the World Health Organisation(WHO), carried out in eleven major Sub-Saharan African countries, its been discovered that nearly one in four health facilities do not have access to electricity while reliable electricity can be found in only about one-third of these health facilities.
ImpactPPA CEO,Dan Bates commented:
“When we started talking about working with the Earth Day Network, we were looking for a project that would not only showcase the use of clean energy and the blockchain but one that would also offer access to energy and immediately benefit people’s lives. The Edna Adan Hospital became the perfect location for our first project together.”
“The energy that we generate will power the hospital’s equipment and, subsequently, dramatically reduce the hospital’s electrical expenses which are greater than $0.50/KWh. The money saved will go directly back into the care and services that Edna and her team provide for these women in need,”