To Be a Part of Something Bigge

Play Energy is an international project of the Enel Group which promotes a responsible energy culture among students in ten countries of operation.

In 2009, Enel launched its Play Energy initiative also in Russia with an ever-increasing number of participating schools.

The project allows students to gain new knowledge and to understand  the global challenges that our world is facing, particularly in the field of energy resources.

Every year, organizers propose a new project topic, which, one way or the other, relates to innovation, advanced technologies, efficient energy production and responsible energy consumption.  In the framework of this initiative, visits to power plants, open lessons and extracurricular activities are organized for the project participants. The students together with their teachers also study specially developed educational materials and communicate with peers from different countries.

Every year, the PlayEnergy project reaches out to more than 8000 students and teachers from the regions where Enel Russia operates: Stavropol region (Nevinnomysskaya GRES), Tver region (Konakovskaya GRES), Urals (Sredneuralskaya GRES). The contest inspires participants to propose new ideas and projects related to the use of electric energy. The project goes on in two phases: -regional and  national. Experts of the regional juries select three winning projects in two age groups (5-8 and 9-11years) among all the submitted projects, based on project relevance, originality, quality and complexity of execution. The national jury of PlayEnergy selects the top three winners among the regional winners applying the same criteria to both age groups. The authors of the best projects receive valuable prizes and the winners of the oldest age category receive a Grand Prix - a trip to Rome to the international award ceremony.

Discovering the Power of Energy

In 2015, as part of the ENES Youth Forum 2015, the PlayEnergy project received  the Ministry of Energy’s first-degree diploma in recognition of “Best practices of the Russian power companies and organizations in the field of development and implementation of educational, professional and motivational projects for schoolchildren, students and young specialists”. Anton Inyutsin, Deputy Minister of Energy, solemnly awarded the diploma signed by Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy, to Stephane Zweguintzow, Chairman of the Board of Enel Russia.

Latest and detailed information about the project is available on a special website: