During 2011, we sponsored and organized a number of sporting events.
In the UK, the RenewableUK Regatta was held this year in Port Solent, Portsmouth. With the event’s growing strength, there was a significant attendance from various representatives from the renewable industry including a team from EDPR UK and Repsol Nuevas Energias UK, our partner in offshore wind projects in the UK.
In Spain, EDPR sponsored a team of 9 and 10-year-old football players from a football academy “Escuela de Futbol Hermanos Llana in Austurias” in Spain. Helping youth sports teams is one of many ways EDPR gets involved in the communities.
In France, many sponsoring contributions were made in 2011 to the communities surrounding our wind farms, notably to the hockey club in Vatines, Varimpré and Clos Bataille and to a football team in Beaurevoir where our contribution helped fund the purchase of new equipment. Additionally, EDPR also contributed to a cycling tour run by the mayor in Pièces de Vigne and Petite Pièce.
In the US, EDPR’s cycling team participated in the annual two-day 150 mile ride from Houston, Texas to Austin, Texas. It is the largest organized bike ride in the state of Texas with approximately 13,000 participants. The event supports the Lone Star Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society which provides research and programs for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS).