EAST ANGLIA ONE, Saint Brieu, Támega..., Iberdrola works on different projects worldwide which have become milestones in our company, given their relevance and their innovative approach.
Excavation works for the burying of the cable to connect the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm with the British National Grid have exposed relics from the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, and the Roman, Anglo-Saxon and even Medieval eras. Most interesting without doubt are the remains of a Neolithic roadway consisting of a series of wooden planks, and dating back to 2,300 B.C.
Iberdrola group has completely integrated the conservation of the biological diversity of ecosystems into its strategy. An exhaustive environmental plan is therefore drawn up for all projects for new facilities in order to minimize their impact on flora and fauna. This is reflected in the 2018-2019 Biodiversity Report, which lists the specific actions taken by the company to protect and conserve biodiversity at some of its flagship projects.
The Renewable Energy Operation Centre (CORE) of Iberdrola group's Brazilian subsidiary Neoenergia controls and operates 17 wind farms and six renewable generation substations in real time. Roger Mendonça, from the Neoenergia Operational Relations department, presents the company's most advanced CORE in the world to date.
The Remote Control Centre (RCC) is Iberdrola group's renewable energy operation centre (CORE) in the United Kingdom. From there its subsidiary, ScottishPower Renewables, controls and operates 37 onshore and 2 offshore wind farms in real time, with the aim of ensuring that they are operational over 97% of the time. Its manager, Mark Gailey, shows us around the centre.
From the National Control Center (NCC) in Portland, Avangrid Renewables — the Iberdrola group's subsidiary in the USA — controls and operates more than 55 wind farms and photovoltaic plants spread across the entire country in real time. Kit Blair, the centre's director, tells us about the daily operation of the most advanced renewable energy facilities in the nation.
The Renewable Energy Operations Centre (CORE by its Spanish initials) in Toledo controls and operates, in real time, Iberdrola's wind, photovoltaic and mini-hydraulic facilities in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Mexico, Hungary, Romania and Italy. Its director explains why this pioneering global project first came about and how it has developed since then.