Why celebrate the International Day of Light?

Imagine living in a world without electrical power, just as centuries ago. What consequences would it bring to your life? Perhaps many, including not being able to read content like this on the web. Since the discovery of electricity, development accelerated around the world.

In 2017, the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) established May 16 as the International Day of Light, which matches the day the first laser operated in 1960.

The idea behind dedicating a day to this resource is to be aware of the significant role played by electricity in everyday life to carry out all kind of activities, from the simplest ones –  like refrigerating food or charging a mobile phone – to more complex ones- like doing research to develop a vaccine.

As experts in power generation, we are suppliers in various industries and now more than ever work to secure supply, being aware that in 2020 there are still people that do not have access to this service. Bearing this in mind, Fundación Iberdrola México, together with Iluméxico, boosted the Luces de Esperanza (Lights of Hope) program aimed at electrifying rural communities in Mexico. The project started late in 2019 in the Huasteca Potosina and will expand to other regions in the country.

Light contributes to development in many fields. Therefore, we are committed to initiatives aimed at fostering the supply of electricity to people lacking it, besides keeping our plant and park operation safe. At Iberdrola México, we work to drive sustainable development through the generation of efficient, competitive, and environmentally friendly energy.