AEP’s Draper Accepts Award for e7 RE Project in Indonesia

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) presented an award for an e7 Renewable Energy project in Indonesia to e7 chairman E. Linn Draper Jr., who is chairman, president and chief executive officer of American Electric Power.

Johannesburg, South Africa – September 4, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Presentation of 2002 World Summit Business Awards for Sustainable Development Partnerships took place as part of the World Summit on Sustainable Development. AEP is the U.S. representative to e7, an alliance of nine energy companies from the G7 nations that collectively promote sustainable energy development. Developed during 1997-2001, e7’s Indonesian rural electrification project involves 200 small solar home installations, four micro-hydroelectric plants and one solar-wind hybrid system that generate 1 million kWh a year to supply electricity to more than 4,000 villagers who are not connected to an electric grid. “The Indonesia project is a marriage of renewable power production and local commitment. Local support is critical. It’s what determines the future sustainability of these kinds of projects,” Draper said. “This project fulfills several e7 objectives. It brings energy technologies to an isolated population off the grid and cut off from the benefits of electricity, such as telecommunications and modern health care.
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