Earth Day Network and ImpactPPA Announce Partnership to Spread Clean Energy
March 15, 2018
Earth Day Network and ImpactPPA Announce Partnership to Spread Clean Energy Edna Adan Hospital to Receive Renewable Energy System to Power Facility
Washington D.C., March 15, 2018: Earth Day Network (EDN) and ImpactPPA (IPP) today announced that they have entered into an agreement to promote the use of clean renewable energy around the world.
In their first project together, IPP and EDN will provide a renewable energy system to the Edna Adan Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The hospital provides maternity care and treatment to over 21,000 women throughout Africa.
The health of the people of Somaliland is among the worst in the world. One in eleven children die in infancy and, every year, nearly 4,000 women die in childbirth. Founded as a maternity hospital 15 years ago, the Edna Adan Hospital treats obstetrical, surgical and pediatric cases, and provides training for health professionals as well as free treatment to many patients who need special surgery.
The hospital is a non-profit built by Edna Adan Ismail who returned to her homeland, Somaliland after retirement from the World Health Organization to help address grave health problems that endanger the lives of women and children across the Horn of Africa.
The new energy system, expected to be up and running by August 2018, will power the hospital’s equipment, dramatically reducing electricity costs. Those saving will go directly back into patient care and services.
“When we started working with EDN, we were looking for a project in which human lives would directly benefit from access to clean energy. The Edna Adan Hospital project does just that” said Dan Bates, President of ImpactPPA. “The developing world needs access to clean energy. Using the blockchain we can now generate power and track the energy from generation through to consumption and payment on a transparent and trusted platform.”
“I am grateful and honored to have been chosen by Earth Day Network and ImpactPPA. The gift of clean energy will benefit our work at the hospital and greatly increase available resources for the women who so desperately need our help,” said Edna Adan.
EDN and IPP hope to replicate similar projects across the world, with the goal of “50 by 50”— 50 projects completed by the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in by 2020.
“Edna Adan’s work has been an inspiration to all of us and has been the impetus for Earth Day Network to join with ImpactPPA to directly improve the lives of so many” said Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network. “This initiative will not only showcase technology but have a real, quantifiable, impact on people all over the world who need clean energy. Clean accessible energy can provide a critical lifeline to life saving care.”
About Earth Day Network
Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in nearly 200 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. www.earthday.org
ImpactPPA is a blockchain platform built to disrupt renewable energy finance and accelerate global energy production. ImpactPPA’s platform and tokenized model allows communities to rapidly fund and deploy clean energy solutions by untethering traditionally expensive and inefficient structures for energy financing. www.impactppa.com.
Earth Day Network Media Inquiries:
Contact: Denice Zeck, [email protected]
Impact PPA Media Inquiries:
Contact Chris Bibey of Verma Media at [email protected]