Renewed Strategic Partnership between Kohler Energy, Electriciens Sans Frontières and the The Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

A strategic partnership to respond to humanitarian crises all over the world

On June 19th at the Quai d’Orsay, the crisis and support center, a crisis management tool of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Europe, renewed its emergency agreement for two years with Electriciens sans frontières (ESF) and 13 French companies from the electrictronics industry. The industry group support the NGO, most notably through donations, to facilitate emergency operations in crisis zones.

Kohler, is proud to have been part of this international collective since 2017, when it first partnered with ESF.

In recent years, 213 generators have been delivered to Beirut, Ukraine and to help deliver emergency power after the recent earthquake in Turkey.

Lenaik Andrieux General Manager Kohler Power Systems EMEA (fifth from the left) surrounded by other representatives of companies in the energy industry

Since 2017, ESF intervened in 15 countries, responding to humanitarian emergencies by mobilizing its expertise and network to help resolve issues with energy supply.

In the event of a humanitarian crisis, ESF intervenes to help restore reliable access to energy. This is a vital emergency action, as it enables other aid agencies and partners to act under optimum conditions to help disaster-stricken populations.

Kohler Energy has supported ESF in delivering power to multiple crisis zones in recent years, including:

  • The donation of 76 generators in the summer of 2020 following the explosion in the port of Beirut in Lebanon.

  • The dispatch in 2022 of equipment for Ukraine in Moldavia, including some 20 generators.

  • Kohler Energy also donated 20 generators in response to the devastating earthquake in Turkey.

  • In March 2023, Kohler Energy provided ESF volunteers with video training in the connection, use and maintenance of equipment supplied by Kohler Energy for their missions in Ukraine and Turkey.

Philippe Lalliot, Director of the Crisis and Support Center at the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Hervé Gouyet, President of Electriciens sans frontières.