As Pontes-A Coruña, Spain
About the study
As Pontes is a municipality in the province of A Coruña, Galicia (Spain), belonging to the county of Eume. Located in the north of the province, it stands out for being the largest municipality in the province and for being the seat of one of the largest energy centres in Spain, which makes this town an important industrial centre in Galicia. The following points sum-up the background of the case study.
- The main industry in this region is the coal-fired power plant (1,400 MW installed capacity) that gives employment for about 900 employees.
- The clean energy transition in this region could result in a high level of unemployment in this area and problems with changes in professional qualification.
The following local organisations have agreed to support the research activities in A Coruna: Association for the Ecological Defense of Galiza (ADEGA), Deputación de A Coruna (Provincial Government of A Coruna), and Union General de Trabajadores (UGT), Endesa Generacion S.A.