Innovation is one of the main tools for a company to guarantee its sustainability, efficiency and competitiveness. In our case, our continued commitment to innovation has made us the most innovative Spanish utility, and the third most innovative in Europe, according to the European Commission's classification.
The energy sector is currently undergoing a transition towards a smarter, more sustainable model. This process involves innovation and digitalisation, and its main purpose is to care for the planet and the human race. The implementation of the DSO (Distribution System Operator) model will make it possible to maximise the integration of renewable energy sources and accelerate the decarbonisation of the economy, providing improved benefits to customers.
Iberdrola is strongly committed to industry, innovation and infrastructure and contributes directly to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 9. The group is committed to accelerating its investments in renewable energy, digitisation and electric mobility to promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation. Therefore, it has launched an unprecedented investment plan worth 75 billion euros with a 2025 horizon, that will increase to €150 billion in 2030, designed to stimulate the industrial sector and employment in the countries within its areas of influence.
The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed the potential of Cloud Computing. The accessibility that it provides to any professional to access software from anywhere has been key to the implementation of remote working for companies. In addition, the Cloud improves productivity by making processes more agile or reducing IT and maintenance costs and even minimizes the environmental impact.
Iberdrola is taking a leading position in the field of floating offshore wind power by spearheading the European Flagship project. The initiative aims to demonstrate the viability and profitability of installing 10 MW+ wind turbines on floating platforms. Because it is involved in other similar projects, the company is able to gain an understanding of every stage in the development of this technology, which will prove crucial in achieving the global goals set for the energy sector.
The companies Hyperion and Sensohive were chosen as winners of the Transmission Construction Automation Startup Challenge, with which Iberdrola sought solutions to optimise the construction of electricity transport facilities, improving the efficiency and productivity of the different processes. In order to learn a little more about them, while delving deeper into their projects and finding out what their challenges and aspirations are, we spoke to the people in charge.
Robotic Process Automation, or RPA, is transforming the way companies operate. RPA software robots communicate with systems and applications to speed up processes and reduce the workload on humans. Let's take a look at how it works and the benefits it provides.