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Iniciativas sociales

EDPR desempeña un importante papel dentro de la sociedad, por un lado, como motor de desarrollo económico y, por otro, como fuente de empleo y valor. La actuación de la empresa, así como su relación para con la comunidad, están basados en nuestros principios de responsabilidad social:
– Contribuir a la integración de EDPR en las comunidades en las que trabajamos
– Promover iniciativas para que EDPR mejore sus prácticas y normas en materia de responsabilidad social
– Alcanzar un crecimiento sostenible al tiempo que se crea valor para todos las partes implicadas.

 

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EDPR awards its Green Education scholarships to promote the education of children and young adults coming from families with limited resources.

The initiative forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility policy set forth by the EDP Foundation in Spain in its quest to support the educational development of the next generations.

This year, 113 scholarships have been awarded totalling 75,500 euros. Applicants from across all the autonomous communities where EDP Renováveis operates underwent a careful selection process.

This year’s distribution by autonomous community was as follows: 66 scholarships for students in Andaluzia, in the municipal district of Cañete la Real (Malaga) totalling 44,000 euros, and 47 in Galicia, with recipients from the municipalities of Santa Comba, Dumbría and Vimianzo and awards totalling 31,500 euros.

According to João Paulo Costeira, COO of EDPR Europe & Brazil: “We believe that education is a fundamental pillar of society, and that’s why we want to continue our commitment to it through these scholarships, which we’ve been awarding for six years now.”

This fall, EDPR hosted student groups of all ages at our wind farms in Poland. It was an opportunity to spark curiosity, share knowledge, and form positive relationships with local stakeholders.

The first visit took place at Margonin Wind Farm in September. As a prize for the winners of a contest that took place during the EDPR science picnic for children and adults earlier the same month, a group of students from a primary school in Chodzież had the opportunity to go on a wind farm tour. The children had many questions answered about the wind farm and renewable energy sources, and EDPR encouraged this curiosity about renewables among the town’s youngest residents.

Also in September, EDPR hosted a group of renewable energy science students from Warmińsko Mazurski University at the Korsze Wind Farm on September 29. The students had the opportunity to visit both the power station and one of the wind farm’s turbines. As part of the visit, an EDPR representative also spoke with the students about the technical and political issues surrounding wind energy in Poland.  Given the success of the visit, the Korsze Wind Farm and Warmińsko Mazurski University are entering into a partnership that will be extended into 2017.

In October, a group of teenagers from a high school in Lodz visited EDPR’s wind farm in Radziejów. During their visit, the 32 students attended special sessions about wind farm operations, alternative energy sources and renewable energy acquisition methods and their environmental impact.

These events are part of our ongoing commitment to connecting and engaging with the communities where we operate.

Several community initiatives were supported by EDPR and took place across Poland between July and October.

Several community initiatives were supported by EDPR and took place across Poland between July and October. They demonstrate that EDPR isn’t only an engine for economic development in the areas where it operates, but also a social responsible company that aims to make a positive impact in those communities. Whether it was hosting fun and educational activities for schoolchildren in Tomaszów, contributing to the strength of Mikulin’s cultural associations, or challenging university students in Warsaw to get involved and learn about renewable technologies, EDPR is constantly working to put its principles into action and positively impact local residents’ quality of life in communities all over Poland.

Wind farm events in Margonin and Tomaszów

EDPR held a science picnic event in Margonin on Oct. 18 to encourage an interest in science and renewable energy among local families. The company prepared activities and presentations to educate people of all ages about wind energy and their local wind farm.

In Tomaszów, EDPR hosted an educational tour for 20 visitors, including local authorities and opinion leaders from Ukraine. The guests visited the town’s power station and wind farm and learned about wind power and the importance of the investment for local communities. Fostering these kinds of connections and understanding builds support for the green energy sector.

Engaging opinion leaders

One of EDPR’s priorities is maintaining closeness and keeping an ongoing dialogue with local opinion leaders. In July, representatives from EDPR participated in a Convention for the Lublin Province Districts and presented the results of a wind farm investment in the Tomaszów District.

EDPR also attended the Eastern Local Government Economic Forum, in Poland, on the economic impact of local and EU regulations. Representatives from our company presented the results of a wind farm investment in the Tomaszów District and led a discussion about the advantages of renewable energy.

At another event at the headquarters of the district fire department in Tomaszów Lubelski, EDPR Poland representatives carried out emergency drills for a group of high-altitude rescue brigades. The exercise included a presentation about the functioning of wind turbines, which was followed by practical exercises.

Cultural events in Przeworsk, Mikulin and Ilża

EDPR was also involved in several cultural and recreational events in the community in September. The company sponsored a harvest festival in Przeworsk and the Summer Night event organized by a housewives’ association in Mikulin.

For the third consecutive year, EDPR supported local authorities as they prepared for the Ilża Half Marathon, one of the community’s most popular events. This year, EDPR amped up its participation by sponsoring activities and prizes for children during the event.

By getting involved in the local community’s cultural life and investing in their safety, EDPR continues to build stronger relationships with stakeholders in the local community.

Getting involved at schools and universities in Warsaw and Tomaszów

On Sept. 30, the winners of the first EDPR University Challenge in Poland were recognized. The awards ceremony, held at the Cervantes Institute in Warsaw, was led by João Manso Neto, CEO of EDPR, who was accompanied by executives from EDPR in Poland. The winning project was titled “Multi-Level Large Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Concept” and was submitted by Xavier Camps, Marco Kuźma, Miriam Ruiz Pena, Grigory Dudnik, all students from the Warsaw University of Technology.

At a technical school in Tomaszów, EDPR led an educational lesson and tour to teach students about wind energy and their local wind farm. After the lesson, the students had an opportunity to tour the power station and a wind turbine.

Through activities in school environments, EDPR promotes and develops knowledge of young talent and encourages innovation and creativity within the academic community, while also fostering a connection between schools and the business world.

As part of the “Green Education” program from EDP Renováveis in collaboration with the local government of Montalegre, six scholarships were granted to students from the municipality, amounting to a total of €5,500.

As part of the “Green Education” program from EDP Renováveis in collaboration with the local government of Montalegre, six scholarships were granted to students from the municipality, amounting to a total of €5,500.

Lobo Gonçalves, the country manager for Portugal, attended the ceremony accompanied by the local mayor, Orlando Alves.  According to Lobo Gonçalves: “This award is for students with limited financial resources who live in municipalities where we are developing wind farms. We want to contribute to the development of education and encourage the region’s success. It’s a way to engage with people in the areas where EDPR is active. Education is the key to society’s future.”

These awards are given to the best students at various educational levels who come from low-income families. The scholarships are granted on the basis of familiar income per capita and the students’ academic performance, whether at the elementary, middle or upper level.  The selection of Montalegre is linked directly to one of EDPR’s social responsibility principles, which calls for social development in the areas where the company’s activities take place.

The awards ceremony took place in the town hall, where the students receive their diplomas under the proud gaze of their parents.

The winning project was presented by students from Warsaw University of Technology – Multi-level Large Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Concept. The ceremony was hosted by João Manso Neto, CEO of EDP Renewables.

EDP Renewables announced the winner of the first edition of the EDPR University Challenge for students from Polish universities. The awards ceremony, held in Poland, was led by João Manso Neto, CEO of EDPR, who was accompanied by Polish executives of the company. It took place in Warsaw today at the Cervantes Institute.

This initiative aims is to awaken the spirit of innovation and creativity within the academic community, which, in turn, will promote a greater proximity between universities and the business world.

The shortlisted groups presented their projects to the audience and the judging panel, which was formed by Jerzy Kalinowski, Head of Asset Management at EDPR Poland, Łukasz Zagórski, vice president of SEO, Deputy Director of EDPR Poland,  Telmo Vieira, Partner at Premivalor Consulting and Andrzej Kaźmierski Director at Department of Renewable Energy, Ministry of energy.

The winning project was entitled Multi-level Large Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Concept and was entered by Xavier Camps, Marco Kuźma, Miriam Ruiz Pena, Grigory Dudnik, students from Warsaw University of Technology.

The projects awarded second and third place were The power-split algorithm of a hybrid power station, presented by Jacek Kamiński i Robert Pietracho from Poznan University of Technology, and Autonomous electric scooters station presented by Emilia Zagrajek from Warsaw University of Technology.

“One of our top concerns is the education of future generations so that they are ready to take on the challenges that lie ahead. EDP Renewables’ is not only commitment to the economic performance of the organization, but also to society, future generations and the environment.”, remarked João Manso Neto, CEO of EDP Renewables.

The winning student team was awarded 15.000 PLN, whilst second and third received 10.000 PLN and 5.000 PLN respectively.

La Fundación EDP ha finalizado el proceso de evaluación de los proyectos presentados a “EDP Solidaria 2016”. De las 49 acciones propuestas, la Fundación ha seleccionado 15, que recibirán una aportación total de 400.000 euros.

La Fundación EDP ha finalizado el proceso de evaluación de los proyectos presentados a “EDP Solidaria 2016”. De las 49 acciones propuestas, la Fundación ha seleccionado 15, que recibirán una aportación total de 400.000 euros.

Entre los proyectos destacan el el “Acercamiento de actividades de ocio, talleres y bienestar a los/as niños/as y adolescentes con cáncer y familiares del Hospital Universitario de Cruces” de Aspanovas Bizkaia en el País Vasco, “Genómica Social: identificación de las causas genéticas de enfermedades minoritarias, de la Fundación Universidad de Oviedo, en el Principado de Asturias , o “Refugiados y Empresas: Voluntariado de RRHH para la alineación profesional”, de la Fundación Personas y Empresas, de Madrid.

La selección fue realizada por un jurado, formado por responsables de las diferentes áreas de la compañía. Los proyectos se ejecutarán próximamente, bajo la supervisión de gestores voluntarios de EDP.

“EDP SOLIDARIA 2016” es una iniciativa impulsada por la Fundación EDP que tiene como objetivo principal contribuir a mejorar la calidad de vida de las personas en las zonas donde EDP desarrolla su actividad, a través del apoyo a proyectos sostenibles dirigidos a paliar las necesidades sociales más prioritarias, promoviendo la mejora en la calidad de vida y la integración de las personas y colectivos más vulnerables y en riesgo de exclusión, así como la promoción del empleo y del emprendimiento.

Each year, the EDPR NA Volunteer Committee coordinates a “Back to School” supply drive for deserving students who are not able to otherwise afford their own school supplies.

Each year, the EDPR NA Volunteer Committee coordinates a “Back to School” supply drive for deserving students who are not able to otherwise afford their own school supplies.

For a week and a half during the month of August, the Volunteer Committee asked Houston employees to either donate essential school supplies or contribute cash donations, in which the Volunteer Committee pooled together to purchase even more supplies to donate.

The school supplies drive was a huge success. All items were donated to YES Prep Public Schools, a Houston organization who provides a comprehensive educational program that prepares low-income students for success in a four-year college. The quantities of items donated are listed below:

-31 packs of markers (a total of 310 markers)
-36 packs of colored pencils (a total of 444 colored pencils)
-24 rolls of tape
-143 glue sticks
-More than 800 pencils
-4,000 index cards
-72 highlighters
-32 packs of notebook paper
-80 composition notebooks
-10 backpacks
-60 scissors
-More than 50 binders
-More than 60 folders
-More than 350 feminine care products (specifically requested by the school)

EDPR NA’s regional and field offices were also encouraged to participate in similar “Back to School” supply drive initiatives in their respective locations.

During the month of July, the EDPR NA Volunteer Committee coordinated a book drive in the Houston office.

During the month of July, the EDPR NA Volunteer Committee coordinated a book drive in the Houston office.

The Committee asked employees to donate new and gently used books that would later be given to three local organizations: the Texas Children’s Hospital, Reading Aces, and the Houston Center for Literacy. Employees also had the option of contributing cash, in which the Volunteer Committee used to purchase books.

Brand new children’s books were donated to the Texas Children’s Hospital. These new books help manage infection control with the Hospital’s patients. New and gently used books for elementary-aged children were accepted for the Reading Aces organization, and mature reading level books were encouraged for the Houston Center for Literacy, as most of their students are adults.

A total of 416 books were donated: 46 new books to the Texas Children’s Hospital, 204 gently used children’s books to Reading Aces, and 166 gently used books to the Houston Center for Literacy.

The Volunteer Committee has already announced its August event: a “Back to School” supply drive, which will provide the necessary school supplies (book bags, pens, pencils, highlighters, paper, notebooks, scissors, glue sticks, etc.) to children in need. While this “Back to School” supply drive was launched in Houston, all EDPR NA offices are encouraged to coordinate similar events in their local communities.

EDPR Poland organized a Global Wind Day event in May to build the community’s connection to the neighboring Tomaszów Lubelski Wind Farm.

EDPR Poland organized a Global Wind Day event in May to build the community’s connection to the neighboring Tomaszów Lubelski Wind Farm.
To commemorate the day, EDPR held a fair at the wind farm with activities geared towards teaching children about wind power. Children enjoyed engaging, educational plays in a colorful outdoor setting. Each child also received a special EDPR paper windmill, a souvenir that shrunk the nearby wind turbines down to kid-size and helped children understand how they work.

Another highlight of the day was a wind power art contest. Children had to the opportunity to create original works of art that showed off their knowledge about wind power. The art they created was subsequently exhibited in the local school so that the children can continue to take pride in their work and continue learning..

On May 25, Ecole La Poterne elementary school hosted a team of four EDPR France employees who were teachers for a day. The class was about renewable energies, and was an integrated initiative that formed part of the Green Education program.

On May 25, Ecole La Poterne elementary school hosted a team of four EDPR France employees who were teachers for a day. The class was about renewable energies, and was an integrated initiative that formed part of the Green Education program.
The initiative aims to provide educational opportunities to children who live in areas near the company’s wind farms. The children enjoyed fun activities, including films and drawing activities related to fuels, biodiversity, renewables, climate change and greenhouse gases.

The primary and pre-school was presented a 1,500 euro grant in a brief ceremony, which was attended by local politicians, teachers and EDPR representatives..