Claro, Turabo Univ. partner to develop energy initiatives

Claro President Enrique Ortiz de Montellano addresses the Turabo University students taking part in the initiative. Claro President Enrique Ortiz de Montellano addresses the Turabo University students taking part in the initiative.

Telecommunications provider Claro and Turabo University announced Monday the start of a partnership to develop projects focused on saving energy and using renewable energy.

The project will involve students pursuing associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering, who will visit the company’s offices to identify opportunities to develop new energy strategies.

“Through this initiative we reaffirm our commitment to education and the environment by providing students with a real space to develop their knowledge and gain practical experience in the field of energy conservation,” Claro President Enrique Ortiz de Montellano said. “In addition, we strive to improve the company’s energy use, which is a key objective [of this partnership].”

The agreement between the company and the college is the result of a proposal from Claro’s Energy Savings Committee, which was adopted by Turabo University’s Puerto Rico Energy Center and its Executive Director Amaury Malavé. He, along with Sandra R. Pedraza, director of the school’s Office of Innovation and Commercialization, are heading the group of students.

This is the latest initiative Claro has adopted to boost environmental conservation through the use of eco-friendly materials and solar panels, cutting back on the use of paper, and spurring energy efficiency through technology such as its Data Center, Cloud Solution and digital eBills.

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