RENEWABLE ENERGY EDUCATION CENTRES
Together we build a sustainable future
The Iberdrola Group's commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates materialises, among other actions, in the renewable energy educational centres. The activity carried out at these centres is complementary to the installation and maintenance of the generation plants.
Iberdrola currently has centres in Spain, known as Energy Classrooms, and in the United Kingdom, where the Whitelee learning centre is located.
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Iberdrola has five free Energy Schools designed to inspire groups of associations and schoolchildren groups throughout Spain with the ecological spirit of conservation and protection of the environment. These classrooms are located in the regions of Castile-la Mancha and Castile-León.
What does the visit involve?
- It is totally free of charge â€“visitors only have to pay for transport.
- It has an approximate duration of three hours (in the morning: from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, although other possibilities can be considered).
- The groups have a maximum of 45-50 students. For school groups it will be necessary to be accompanied by at least two teachers for support.
- In view of the content of the visit, it is recommended for the following levels: 3rd cycle of Primary Education, Secondary Education, Higher Secondary Education and Vocational Training courses; Also to any kind of association.
- The dates will be scheduled in the order in which the applications are received.
What do I need to do to visit a classroom?
The visits start every year in mid-October, and to apply you need to send the application form [PDF], duly completed, by fax or mail (electronic or conventional) to the following addresses:
- Higueruela (Albacete) Google Maps
- Villacañas (Toledo) Google Maps
- Maranchón (Guadalajara) Google Maps
- Puertollano (Ciudad Real) Google Maps
- Astudillo (Palencia) Google Maps
To visit a classroom
FAX: 925 25 63 38
Iberdrola Renovables Energía,S.A
C/ Berna, 1 - 45005 Toledo
Attn: Amelia Rodríguez Martín
For any queries or for more information, please contact with Amelia Rodríguez Martín calling at 925 22 98 01.
This centre, built by ScottishPower Renewables, the British subsidiary of the Iberdrola Group's Renewable Energy Business, is located on a natural ridge overlooking the Whitelee site, the largest on-shore wind farm in Europe.
Managed by Glasgow Science Centre, the site has various facilities including an interactive hands-on learning area where visitors can find out more about renewable energy.
This is part of a wider project entitled the Whitelee Access Initiative, which aims to encourage visitors to enjoy nature. To this end, the site of the wind farm has been opened to the public. Cyclists, horse riders and ramblers and others can take full advantage of the wind farm site. In addition, an electric bus, powered by the energy generated by the wind farm, offers tours of the site.
More information on the Whitelee learning centre is available on: www.whiteleewindfarm.co.uk.