- In this first phase, Endesa will supply free energy to thirteen hotels in Madrid, Catalonia, Andalusia, Aragon, the Balearic Islands and Melilla that have been converted into hospitals. This initiative will remain in place for the duration of the state of alarm.
- Hall 7 of the Fira de Barcelona exhibition centre, which has been set up to provide care for the homeless, has also been included in this group.
- This initiative is part of the Public Responsibility Plan that we have designed in response to the pandemic and which includes multiple actions across Spain to give the country the materials, equipment and infrastructure it needs to combat COVID-19.
As part our Public Responsibility Plan, Endesa will provide free electricity and gas for thirteen hospital-hotels assisting in the fight against COVID-19. This is our way of contributing to the efforts made by our customers in offering a service to the public health system in these critical moments of the pandemic. This initiative will remain in place for the duration of the state of alarm.
The hospital-hotels included in this first phase are: Cotton House Hotel (Barcelona), Hotel Alimara (Barcelona), Ayre Gran Hotel Colón (Madrid), Hotel Meliá Palma Bay (Balearic Islands), Meliá Sitges (Barcelona) Tryp Vielha Baquira (Lleida), Hotel Tryp Melilla (Melilla), Hotel Meliá Sarrià (Barcelona), ILUINION Alcora (Seville), ILUNION Atrium (Madrid), Hotel Ciudad de Alcañiz (Teruel), Hotel Praga (Madrid) and Hotel Occidental Aranjuez (Madrid). It also includes Hall 7 of the Fira de Barcelona exhibition centre, which will receive free energy as it has been converted to provide care for homeless people.
This initiative is part of the Public Responsibility Plan that we have launched – and continue to work on – to provide material, services, equipment and infrastructure in the fight against COVID-19. In fact, the free supply of energy during the state of alarm to hospital-hotels which are Endesa customers comes on top of initiatives that we have been working on since last Sunday, when, in addition to purchasing medical supplies, we offered our facilities and resources to help alleviate the current crisis. This plan has been endowed with a fund of €25 million.