Press Release

Enertis and Opengy new sponsors of Lexus Alcobendas Rugby

The Lexus Alcobendas Rugby, reigning champion of the King’s Cup and leader of the Honour Division, has reached an agreement with the Enertis Group, a global consulting and engineering firm that is a leader in the renewable energy sector, and with Opengy, a company specialized in new solutions for the supply and management of renewable energy, which in turn is part of the group, to join as sponsors of the maroon family for the 2020-2021 season.

This morning, the sponsorship was officially signed by Nacho Ardila, president of the Alcobendas Rugby Club, José Luis Galindo, founder and CEO of the Enertis Group, and Manuel De Castro, CEO of Opengy.

During the event, the president of Club Alcobendas Rugby welcomed the new sponsors, showing them the facilities of Las Terrazas and showing the representatives of Enertis and Opengy the history of Club Deportivo Básico Alcobendas Rugby.

In the words of José Luis Galindo, founder and CEO of the Enertis Group, “Our support for the Lexus Alcobendas Rugby is a reflection of our commitment to build a healthier environment, in line with the third United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDA), which aims to ensure a healthy life and promote well-being for all at all ages. Furthermore, encouraging the practice of sports disciplines such as rugby transmits fundamental values such as teamwork and long-term commitment, while promoting an ethic based on tolerance and passion that generates empathy“.

In the words of Manuel De Castro, Opengy’s CEO, “The Lexus Alcobendas Rugby has demonstrated its capacity to transmit to society as a whole principles that are at the base of sustainable development, such as respect and solidarity. By supporting sport, we support its transformative capacity and contribute to raising awareness of the need to adopt a more environmentally friendly lifestyle by implementing habits that reduce our impact on the environment, such as the consumption of energy from renewable sources“.

With this agreement the maroon club is one step closer to achieve its goals for the current campaign thanks to the support of its sponsors and members who are driving them both on and off the field.

From left to right, Manuel De Castro, CEO of Opengy, Nacho Ardila, president of the Alcobendas Rugby Club and José Luis Galindo, founder and CEO of the Enertis Group

About Enertis

Enertis is a leading global consulting and engineering company in the renewable energy sector, with more than 100 GW of accumulated experience worldwide. Its mission is to guarantee the maximum profitability of the clients and an adequate management of the risks of their projects, through the provision of innovative services of high added value. Enertis has advised on renewable energy projects totaling more than 100 GW in more than 65 countries and has offices in the United States, Spain, Chile, Mexico, Panama, Argentina, Colombia, the United Kingdom, South Africa and China.

About Opengy

Opengy is a company specialized in new solutions for the supply and management of renewable energy (self-consumption, self-generation and PPAs) for companies. With a track record of 160 MW, Opengy offers a comprehensive and customized turnkey service, as well as financing solutions or, directly, supply of clean and price competitive electric energy, for example, through energy purchase and sale formulas (On-Site PPA or Virtual PPA). Opengy is part of the Enertis Group, leader in services for the renewable energy sector and expert in solar photovoltaic technology and storage, with more than 14 years of experience and presence in more than 65 countries, which has developed more than 2,200 projects representing an aggregate capacity of more than 100 GW.

About Lexus Alcobendas Rubgy

Club Deportivo Básico Alcobendas Rugby, known for sponsorship purposes as Lexus Alcobendas Rugby, is a rugby team from the Community of Madrid based in Alcobendas which currently plays in the Spanish Division of Honor. It was founded in 2003, as a successor to the now defunct Alcobendas Rugby Union (MARU), which in turn was a continuation of other historic clubs. It has teams in all categories, including its own rugby school, which with more than four hundred registered users is one of the largest in Spain. In 2019 the first team was proclaimed champion of the King’s Cup of Rugby after winning in the final against FC Barcelona and, recently, in 2020 it revalidated the title against SilverStorm El Salvador.