EDP Renewables awards Green Education grants to students in Spain

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EDP Renewables awards Green Education grants to students in Spain

Friday 03, November 2017

This year, grants amounting to 85,500 euros were awarded to a total of 113 students. This programme, which is promoted by EDP Renewables, aims to foster education for children and young people from low-income families.

Madrid, 03 November 2017: EDP Renewables (EDP Renewables, Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world's largest wind energy producers, has awarded its Green Education grants for another year. The aim of these grants is to provide economic support for the educational development of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme, which is promoted by EDP Renewables and the EDP Foundation, falls within the company's corporate social responsibility policy and its effort to foster the education of future generations.

EDPR has been awarding these grants since the 2010-2011 school year. They are granted to primary and secondary school pupils, as well as university students or those about to start higher education.

This year, the company has awarded 113 grants worth a total of 85,500 euros to pupils and students in the provinces of Cádiz, Albacete, Asturias and A Coruña. The company applies a stringent selection process to choose the beneficiaries from among the numerous applications it receives from all the municipalities where it operates.

By municipality, 92 schoolchildren from Vejer de la Frontera (Cádiz) have received a total of 70,500 euros; 12 from Luarca (Asturias) received an amount of 7,500 euros; 8 from Pozo Cañada (Albacete) received a total of 5,500 euros; and 1 from Dumbría (A Coruña) was awarded 2,000 euros.

Duarte Bello, COO of EDP Renewables Europe and Brazil, said that “through these initiatives, the company seeks to ensure the education of the youngest members of society. We believe there is no better way to support the future of the municipalities where we operate than through fostering the education of schoolchildren and students”.

“This is the seventh edition of the initiative”, says Bello, adding that it is “a clear reflection of our commitment to education, society and future generations. Interest from town halls increases year on year, as reflected by the increase in applications, something that motivates us to continue to roll out these initiatives in the future”.