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29.06.2020

Available 24 hours a day, it can charge up to four vehicles simultaneously

Iberdrola and Asivalco install two rapid charging points for electric vehicles

  • The agreement includes the photovoltaic panels for self-consumption which are enabling the association to cut its electricity bill by almost 50% and avoid releasing more than 5,000 kg of CO2 every year.

Iberdrola and Asivalco have installed two rapid charging points (50 kW) for electric vehicles in plaza Gerardo Salvador, alongside the business association’s headquarters in Fuente del Jarro. Available 24 hours a day, the infrastructure can charge up to four vehicles simultaneously.

The project is part of an agreement between the company and the association to combat climate change and promote sustainability together. Under this arrangement, Asivalco provided the land to install the charging stations, while Iberdrola contributed the equipment and installation, which it will manage for ten years.

Paterna mayor Juan Antonio Sagredo visited the installation this morning accompanied by the chairman of Asivalco, Santiago Salvador, and Iberdrola’s representative in the Valencia region, Joaquín Longares.

Juan Antonio Sagredo said that the town council “never stops working to improve services in its business areas to boost competitiveness”. The mayor added that Paterna council is hard at work mitigating the consequences of the climate emergency, adding that the availability of more charging points is essential to encouraging the administration and citizens to opt for sustainable means of transport”.

While, Joaquin Longares, Iberdrola's representative in the Valencia region, talked of the “100% renewable energy supplied by these charging points”, pointing out that they are located “in one of Spain's busiest industrial areas within easy reach of some of the main road networks”.

Finally, Asivalco’s chairman, Santiago Salvador said that the association "will continue making efforts to offer new and better services to our companies, and that this charging point is excellent news because this is the future of driving". Sagredo, Longares and Salvador praised the teamwork between the local council and the other organisations to make the inauguration of this infrastructure possible.

Users of these double charging stations can charge their electric vehicles with 100% green energy from clean sources with certificates guaranteeing its renewable origin (GoO). Drivers can do everything using Iberdrola’s Public Charging app, which allows users to geolocate, book and pay for charging using their mobile phones.

 

Self-consumption slashes bills and prevents CO2 emissions

The collaboration between Iberdrola and Asivalco is an improvement in another aspect of sustainability, self-consumption of energy generated by the sun.

Iberdrola has installed 36 photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of the association's headquarters, a total of 9.9 kW, for self-consumption purposes. Asivalco is therefore producing and consuming renewable energy, reducing its electricity by almost half and avoiding emissions of around 5,000 kg of CO2 every year.

Iberdrola was responsible for the turnkey Smart Solar project, which included customised analysis and design, all administrative formalities, assembly and maintenance of the installations. Like all the company's smart solutions, the app gives permanent real-time information about the energy produced and the installation can be managed independently.

 

Iberdrola puts its foot down for electric mobility

Iberdrola continues to push its support for transport electrification as part of its strategy towards a decarbonised economy, as a key lever in the reduction of emissions and city pollution, as well as for a green recovery in the post-Covid world.

In March the company decided to step up its sustainable mobility plan, by earmarking further investment - a total of €150m - to intensify the implementation of electric vehicle charging points.

Its sustainable mobility plan entails installing around 150,000 electric vehicle charging points in homes, at business premises and on city streets as well as on the main motorways and highways over the next five years.

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