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Green bonds are specifically destined for the funding or refunding of green projects, i.e. projects that are sustainable and socially responsible in areas as diverse as renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean transportation or responsible waste management. Iberdrola has consolidated its status as the biggest group issuer of green bonds in the world; and at the start of 2021 it issued the biggest hybrid green bond in history, worth €2 billion. Between 75-81 % of Iberdrola's 2020-2025 investment plan - with an allocation of 75 billion euros until 2025 and an estimated of 150 billion euros to 2030 — is aligned with the European Union taxonomy for mitigating climate change.
Iberdrola's investment plan for the period 2020-2025, now extended to 2030, reaffirms its commitment to renewable energies. Of the projected €75 billion for 2025, 90 % will be organic investments (€68 billion) and, of these, 51 % (some €34.68 billion) will be earmarked for renewables, which will amount to 60 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity by 2025, doubling the current capacity. With the extension to €150 billion euros by 2030, the company plans to reach an installed renewable capacity of 95 GW, and is uniquely positioned with one of the largest renewable pipelines in the industry at over 74 GW.
The steady electrification of energy uses driven by the decarbonisation of the economy will enable Iberdrola to add to its customer base. The group, which plans to invest more than 6 billion euros in its Wholesale and Retail business between 2020 and 2025, will by the end of this period have contracts with 60 million customers, and has also developed a scenario to 2030, in which it estimates that its customer base will reach 70 million. The company will offer smart and innovative solutions in the residential (heat pumps, energy storage, electric mobility and self-consumption) and industrial (smart solutions, process electrification and green hydrogen) sectors: solutions that will put customers at the heart and make them responsible for energy use.
Iberdrola group sees networks as being a key factor for the electrification of the economy and regional vitalisation. For this reason it places regulated assets — together with renewable energy — at the heart of its strategy, as demonstrated by its investment plan for the period 2020-2030, which will amount to €150bn. Between 2020 and 2025 alone the company will spend over €27bn on networks (40 % of the forecast organic investment for this period) which will take its regulatory assets base up to 47 billion euros by 2025, which is 1.5 times its current value.