EDP Renewables celebrates Global Wind Day at El Rincón Wind Farm in Avila, Spain
Institutions from Avila and towns surrounding the wind farm attended the celebration, together with families and schoolchildren from the nearby villages of Cillán, Cabezas de Villar, Fueteadaja de Muñana and La Torre.
Various activities took place at the event, including an educational puppet theatre which revolved around the theme of energy, as well as kite flying and drawing competitions for children. Those attending also had the opportunity of trying out a wind tunnel.
EDP Renewables (EDP Renewables, Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s fourth-largest wind energy producer, celebrated an open day today at El Rincón Wind Farm in San Juan de Olmo, in the province of Avila, to commemorate Global Wind Day.
The celebration brought together more than 120 schoolchildren and their teachers from two rural primary schools in the province of Avila. The schoolchildren travelled from Cillán, Cabezas de Villar, Fuenteadaja de Muñaca and La Torre. The celebrations also saw the attendance of Mayors and Councillors from nearby towns and villages, together with representatives from institutions in Avila and villages close to the wind farm.
The open day was enlivened by a drawing contest for the little ones, an educational puppet theatre which put on a show dealing with the theme of energy and a kite flying competition. Those attending were also able to enjoy trying out a wind tunnel, an air turbine that allows the user to experience the sensation of flying.
João Paulo Costeira, CEO of EDP Renewables Europe had the following to say about the event: “Global Wind Day is of paramount importance for our company. Not only because of what it represents in itself, but also because it allows us to showcase our activity in a fun and educational way to the public in the area where we operate.”
About EDP Renewables (EDPR)
Headquartered in Madrid, Spain, EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s fourth-largest wind energy producer. With a sound development pipeline, first class assets and market-leading operating capacity, EDPR has undergone exceptional development in recent years and is currently present in 12 markets (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Spain, the US, France, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, the UK and Romania). Energias de Portugal, S.A. Energias de Portugal, S.A. (“EDP”), the majority shareholder of EDPR, is a global energy company and a leader in value creation, innovation and sustainability. EDP is Portugal’s largest industrial group and the only Portuguese company to form part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (World and STOXX).