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Turn on La Térmica

31 Mar 2023 - 31 Mar 2033

Immersive journey to the core of the thermal power plant

This is Compostilla II in the metaverse

What component injects the energy into the power grid? Where is the production waste disposed of? How is the power plant cooled? You will answer all these questions as you enter Enciende La Térmica. Enjoy an immersive experience at the Compostilla II thermal power plant and discover the ins and outs of this industrial giant through Virtual Reality (VR) glasses.

Open all your senses and dare to take the controls of the thermal power plant in first person. After flying over Compostilla II, you will stand in front of the control panel and start the boiler to begin the energy production process. All this within a didactic experience in which the location, the year it started operating, the fuels it is fed with, its magnitude and other curious facts about the thermal power plant are described.

As a new feature, this permanent experience offers the user a 360° guided tour through all the facilities of a thermal power plant, in a 15-minute tour that goes from the arrival of the cargo at the coal yard to the inside of the cooling tower. The application emulates 3D scenarios in which you can interact with all its components by means of a joystick and learn about their use and operation. At the end, you can browse through a gallery with images of former workers of the power plant, provided by the Endesa Foundation.

This experience is available in Spanish, English, French, German and Portuguese. The 240m2 Lignito Room hosts this activity.

NOTE: It is recommended not to perform this experience with glasses on.

Current itineraries

Pozo Sotón (Center of Mining Experiences and Memory)

In San Martín del Rey Aurelio, Asturias.

From January 26 to February 29

  • From Tuesday to Thursday from 10:00 to 14:00 hours and from 16:00 to 18:30 hours.
  • from Friday to Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00 hours and from 16:00 to 20:00 hours.

A Mina Interpretation Center

In As Pontes de García Rodríguez, A Coruña.

From January 24 to April 14

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm.
  • Thursday and Friday from 4 to 7:30 pm.
  • Date: 31 Mar 2023 - 31 Mar 2033
  • Location:Lignite Room - Ground Floor