• The energy company’s foundation organises a session with the Council of La Rinconada and another two sessions with the Aljaraque Foundation

  • Around 70 people in the Seville province have received this training so far this year.

Tomorrow, the Naturgy Foundation is organising an Energy School training session in the town of La Rinconada for families in a situation of energy vulnerability. The aim is to offer them some guidelines on how to consume energy more efficiently, so they can reduce the amount of their bills without affecting their home comfort.

The event in La Rinconada, which is held through the town council, will take place on 13 June. The other two sessions will take place on 14 and 25 June, in partnership with the Aljaraque Foundation.

So far this year, the Naturgy Foundation has organised another seven Energy School training days in various towns around Seville and about 70 vulnerable families have attended these events.

The School sessions work on subjects related to energy efficiency or optimising bills. They also give information on people who might be eligible for the subsidised rate, and help them to apply for it. “What we are trying to do is empower the most vulnerable people, so they can minimise the impact of the cost of energy by applying the measures and advice explained at the workshops,” says Ester Sevilla, director of the Naturgy Foundation’s Social Projects and International area.

The Energy School is a Naturgy Foundation project and part of Naturgy’s Energy Vulnerability Plan. María Coronado, Managing Director of the Naturgy Foundation, highlights the partnerships they have with public authorities and social entities for running the School: “This initiative is only possible thanks to the support of others with a lot of experience in this field, such as the public authorities, and the professionals and volunteers from NGOs, such as Cruz Roja and Cáritas, as well as many other social organisations that are doing a great job throughout Spain.”

Since it was launched in June 2017, the Energy School has trained more than 15,600 people, including families in situations of energy vulnerability, as well as third sector and public administration staff all over Spain.

Any organisation or local council that wishes to offer this kind of free training can get in touch with the Naturgy Foundation through the Foundation’s website (www.fundacionnaturgy.org/) or by email escuelaenergia@naturgy.com

The Naturgy Foundation and the Energy Vulnerability Plan

The Naturgy Energy Vulnerability Plan is the first such plan to be developed by a Spanish power company and was launched in 2017. The programme contains over 20 operational and social measures aimed at strengthening and systematising the management of vulnerable customers, and enhancing collaboration with third sector entities and communication with social services.

The Naturgy Foundation, set up in 1992, seeks to educate, train, inform and raise social awareness of energy and environmental issues. It also develops social action programmes both nationally and internationally, in particular by supporting initiatives aimed at alleviating energy vulnerability.

Seville, 12 June 2019.