Electriciens sans frontières was asked by the Red Cross to analyse the supply and consumption of electricity from its first-aid storage centre in Mandaue. The need is, on the one hand, to reduce the billing by the local public supplier of electricity consumption of the site and, on the other hand, to make its electricity supply safe.
After a diagnosis made on site, several energy-saving paths were identified. Some equipment, such as air conditioner,s are replaced to reduce the site’s consumption. On the other hand, Electriciens sans frontières is installing a solar power plant with the support of local staff. The volunteers are responsible for the installation of photovoltaic panels and technical rooms as well as the wiring.
This project is enabling the Red Cross to save energy and improve the operation of its storage centre, which ultimately contributes to improving its emergency response capacity.
The implementation of the work by Electriciens sans frontières volunteers with the support of local staff allows these local staff to be trained to take charge of the monitoring and maintenance of the installations that have been created.