EGP for environmental protection in Spain


Green energy is essential o promote the competitiveness of the productive system in various countries. Indeed, the widespread production of electricity from water, solar power, wind energy and the Earth’s heat helps achieve energy independence, while also supporting environmental protection, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting climate change.
EGP is committed to the environment not only by developing renewable sources: for instance, it recently supported the environmental protection of a stretch of the Camino de Santiago, in Spain.

With 7,549 MW of capacity installed in 16 countries of the world, EGP contributes to environmental sustainable development by diffusing renewable sources.

But the commitment shown by EGP to the environment is not limited to developing renewable sources. For example, it recently supported the environmental protection of a stretch of the Camino de Santiago, in Spain.

The total investment amounts to about 940,000 euros, which are used for reforestation, making access easier for disable people, create staging posts, booths equipped for horses and an observatory for bird watching. Enel Green Power España, based on a signed agreement with the Junta di Castilla y León, helped by granting 235,000 euros.

Besides maintaining the path’s signal, it planted more than 3,600 trees that are native species like cherries, elms, nut trees, ash trees and poplars along the road, and it worked to maintain the existing vegetation.

Two new staging posts were created, one between the cities of El Burgo Ranero and Reliegos, and a second one between Rabanal del Camino and Foncebadón.

Close to the monument known as “La Cruz del Ferro”, placed along the path that leads to the region of El Bierzo, an area was equipped so as to make access easier for disable people, with a total surface of 980 square metres.

These activities are included in the partnership that began in 2008 between the Department for development and the environment and Enel Green Power, through the Fundación Patrimonio Natural.