The training facilities in Las Rozas have been converted into a sustainable sports city for national teams.
Iberdrola and the RFEF inaugurate the first City of Sustainable Football
- The sports complex has a self-consumption system made up of 110 photovoltaic panels to illuminate the matches of the national teams with renewable energy.
- Iberdrola has installed 20 charging points for electric vehicles to promote sustainable mobility among athletes and enthusiasts.
- The initiative extends the collaboration signed by both entities to promote the first Sustainable Selection, developed on the occasion of the Women's World Cup in France.
Iberdrola and the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have presented the first Sustainable Football City at the training facilities of the Spanish national football teams in Las Rozas, Madrid.
The agreement signed by both entities has enabled the installation of a self-consumption system made up of 110 photovoltaic solar panels on roofs and canopies that will allow the matches of the different football teams to be lit with renewable energy. The production of this installation is equivalent to the annual consumption of 30 homes and will avoid the emission of 22 tCO2 /year.
The facilities have also been equipped with 20 charging points for electric vehicles to promote sustainable mobility among athletes and fans. Any electric vehicle user who comes to the facilities will be able to make use of these charging points with the guarantee of using 100% green energy, from clean generation sources. The electric charging points will be available on the Recarga Pública Iberdrola mobile app, the only one that includes verified information on all the electric vehicle chargers in operation in Spain, and which can be used to manage the geolocation of the charger, reserve it and pay for charging from the mobile phone.
"Iberdrola has been promoting and energising women's sports for years in order to create benchmarks that promote equal opportunities. In addition, for more than 20 years we have been committed to environmental sustainability through the development of clean energy. With this project at Ciudad del Fútbol, we are combining two of our main pillars and demonstrating the great impact of our energy model which, like sport, is competitive and inclusive", explained Juan Luis Aguirrezabal, Iberdrola's Director of Advertising, Brand and Global Sponsorships.
For his part, the RFEF's marketing director, Rubén Rivera, said he was "satisfied with this alliance, which underlines the Royal Spanish Football Federation's commitment to the objectives of sustainable development and care for the planet".
Iberdrola, a pioneer in promoting sport for women
The promotion of sport by women has become a key lever for Iberdrola and the promotion of real equality between men and women, one of its core values. In 2016, Iberdrola became the first company to make a firm and global commitment to equality and the empowerment of women through sport. The company currently supports 32 federations: gymnastics, triathlon, rugby, canoeing, badminton, football, handball, volleyball, hockey, table tennis, athletics, karate, boxing, surfing, ice sports, fencing, underwater activities, bowling, winter sports, weightlifting, judo, Olympic wrestling, mountaineering and climbing, swimming, skating, pelota, rowing, squash, taekwondo, tennis, archery and sailing. It also gives its name to 32 leagues, all of them at the highest level, and to 100 other competitions with a naming right.
Reducing the gender gap in sport is a commitment to women's equality through excellence and translates into an important reference for girls, from their practice of physical activity and sport at all levels of the education system, to show them that the path to federated and high-performance sport is also possible for them.