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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  • Our internal teams have made progress in the digitalisation process and achieved operational and economic improvements during the first year of the Darwin Project. The initiative was launched in 2019 and has allowed them to research new technological solutions, reassess their procedures, and generally evolve to be able to provide more efficient support and better quality for all group businesses.

    Have you ever wondered how a wind turbine tower can support so much weight? Or why they are all orientated in the same direction? This is the nature of wind turbines, the giants of renewable energy.

  • Brazilian company Concert Technologies is the winner of the Street Lighting and Cabling Detection Startup Challenge, thanks to its Imagery platform. We launched this challenge to find solutions to improve our public lighting infrastructure in Brazil — along with our subsidiary in the country, Neoenergia. Learn a little more about the winning project.

    According to the consultancy Gartner, hyperautomation will be one of the technological trends that will have the greatest impact in the next decade. This concept, which goes far beyond mechanising repetitive manual tasks carried out by people, refers to the automation of any business process using a combination of robotic process automation (RPA) and other advanced technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

  • Is it possible to create buildings that respect the environment right from the drawing board? The answer is "yes", using what is known as bioclimatic architecture. This type of design takes account of the local climate conditions – sun, wind, rain, etc – to reduce a building's environmental impact. Another key aspect is energy efficiency, which is a crucial weapon for fighting climate change.

    The digital revolution and the need to combat climate change, together with the recent COVID-19 pandemic, but above all, have put the reindustrialisation debate on the table. A new type of industrialisation that, rather than using out-dated models, is based on ones that back digitalisation and sustainability.