R&D

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.

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  • A smart meter provides detailed information on consumption in order to reduce electricity bills and also increase knowledge about the status of the electricity grid, which improves its performance and the quality of service for customers. As part of the evolution towards a smart grid, Iberdrola has installed and continues to install millions of these devices in all the countries in which it operates distribution networks.

    Humans use our eyes to understand the world around us. Artificial vision is a scientific discipline that aims to enable computers to achieve the same capacity, i.e. it tries to ensure that machines can perceive and understand one or more images and act in a certain way. Below, we review some of its applications.

  • The paradigm shift in mobility, which advocates for electric vehicles that do not harm the environment, is driving the increasing spread of charging points. Thus, also known as electric charging stations are beginning to become an everyday reality in the landscape of cities and roads. Here we tell you how they work and the different types of charging they offer.

    Wind power is stronger in the ocean than on land, hence the development of offshore wind in recent years. Until recently, because they were based on fixed structures, they could not be installed in very deep or complex seabed locations, something that has changed with the advent of floating structures. Wind turbines can now be installed on these platforms, which are anchored to the seabed by means of flexible anchors, chains or steel cables.

  • 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; 90 % of this plan is also aligned with the green investment criteria included in the European Union taxonomy.

    Agrovoltaics, which seeks maximum synergy between photovoltaic energy and agriculture by installing solar panels on farmland, is positioning itself as one of the benchmarks for making a sector that does not want to be left behind in the fight against climate change more sustainable. Below, we discuss its impact, as well as its characteristics and advantages.