The Naturgy Foundation’s Energy School explains to vulnerable families in Petín and Larouco how to use energy efficiently and reduce their energy bills

Escuela de Energía Energy school

The power company’s foundation organizes training workshops in partnership with the local councils. More than 170 families in the province of Ourense have received this training over the course of this year.

The Naturgy Foundation is organising tomorrow two training sessions at the Energy School in Petín (rúa Placer, 3 at 4 pm) and Larouco (carretera de Langullo, s/n, 6:30 pm) with the aim of offering vulnerable families guidelines for more efficient energy consumption, reducing the amount of their bills without compromising on comfort in their homes.

This year, the Naturgy Foundation has organised 17 sessions in the province of Ourense, attended by more than a 170 families in vulnerable situations.

These sessions address matters relating to energy efficiency and bill optimisation, and also identify who may be eligible for the subsidised rate and provide help applying for it. “Our aim is to empower the most vulnerable people, so that they can minimise the impact of energy costs by applying the measures and advice explained in the workshops, and train social workers to help them in their daily work,” says Ester Sevilla, Head of the Social and International Projects Department of the Naturgy Foundation.

The Energy School is a Naturgy Foundation project forming part of the Naturgy Energy Vulnerability Plan. María Eugenia Coronado, Managing Director of the Naturgy Foundation, highlighted the partnership between the foundation and local authorities and social entities. “This initiative has been made possible by our partnership with such experienced travel companions as the public authorities, and the professionals and volunteers of NGOs such as the Red Cross and Caritas, and many other social entities that do a great job in municipalities all over Spain”.

Since its launch in June 2017, the Energy School has trained more than 17,000 people, including energy vulnerable families, specialists in the third sector and the public authorities throughout Spain.