IBERDROLA'S MEASURES IN THE UK IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
We are working to face the coronavirus in the United Kingdom
ScottishPower, the Iberdrola group's UK subsidiary, has made it a priority to protect all people's health and safety (customers, employees, suppliers and the general public). With this in mind, various measures have been put in place to ensure continuity and quality of supply, and deliveries for hospitals and health centres have been stepped up.
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We have presented the families across central Scotland with an amusing and attractive way to learn during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to Children's University Scotland and ScottishPower, which funded 1,000 new Wonderboxes.
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Little did we know in 2019 when we published our Business Plan for SP Transmission — which covers how we will operate from 2021 to 2026 — that there was a pandemic just around the corner, and one as life-changing as COVID-19. Like so many other families and businesses, we at SP have not been immune to its impact and to the repercussions of the measures taken in response to it, which will no doubt last way beyond 2021.
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Scottish Power has contributed additional funds to help nine charitable organizations in the United Kingdom to offer vital services, such as support for emotional well-being, financial advice and medicine deliveries.
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ScottishPower has signed up to the C-19 Business Pledge, highlighting its commitment and efforts to help customers, colleagues and communities to overcome the COVID-19 crisis and move into the recovery stage.
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We are helping Support in Mind charity to improve the quality of life of people with mental health issues who are struggling to cope with isolation and the shut-down. Money from our COVID-19 fund is enabling the association to offer a new remote service that provides additional support.
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Financed by our Green Economy Fund, Community Transport Glasgow is running five new 100 % new electric minibuses, which have replaced the old diesel vehicles. These new minibuses are offering services to people all along the West Coast, including vital transport for NHS patients and healthcare staff.
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A group of trainees working for ScottishPower have volunteered with Golden Generation in Glasgow, a charity for elderly people, to which we have also donated £9,000.
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As a consequence of the COVID-19 lockdown, there has been an unprecedented reduction in demand on the GB electricity network. As a result, NGESO (National Grid Electricity System Operator) have developed a new process for DG customers to contract with them to provide services to manage this situation.
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The Edinburgh bicycle rental program (Just Eat Cycles), which is sponsored by SP, has announced the launch of 100 free annual passes for National Health Service (NHS) staff.
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ScottishPower is committed to safely backing up the efforts of all those who are helping to secure supplies and keep essential services working.
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From everyone at ScottishPower, we want to say a huge thank you to all the carers, key workers and heroes of the NHS, who are working tirelessly to keep people safe through this challenging time.
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We're encouraging parents to use our PowerWise educational resource to help kids learn from home during the COVID-19 epidemic. This online resource aims to raise awareness about power safety among families with kids and young people.
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The ScottishPower Pipe Band is showing its gratitude to the National Health Service (NHS) and to all the carers who are working tirelessly to keep us healthy and safe.
- sub OUR RESPONSE TO THE EPIDEMIC
We know that things are challenging right now, and that life is very different for everyone. But here we are keeping the energy flowing to keep you connected with your family, friends and work.
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Thanks to financial support from SP Energy Networks for nine electric vehicles, hundreds of volunteers of the Food Train charity will be able to intensify their weekly food deliveries to frail, disabled and vulnerable older people in isolation.
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During the last two weeks we have undertaken the enormous task of guaranteeing the security and reliability of energy supplies to NHS and private hospitals, residential care homes and other healthcare facilities at the frontline of the battle against COVID-19.
- sub WE ARE THERE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
As the nation navigates this pandemic, at ScottishPower, our UK subsidiary, they could not be more proud of their people and everything they are doing to keep the energy flowing for the millions of people for whom their services are vital.
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ScottishPower has rolled out contingency measures to assure electricity supplies for 3.5 million households and businesses during the coronavirus crisis.
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ScottishPower, our UK subsidiary, has sped up the reparation of an issue detected at a local high voltage substation that could have led to a power cut for customers and the nearby Bangor Hospital. All within its campaign of reviewing network resilience and supply quality to ensure hospitals across the country have the most reliable power supply possible.
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National Health (NHS) staff in Glasgow can cycle for free thanks to an agreement between Scottish power, the city council and bike rental firm nextbike. This will enable them to avoid using public transport when commuting to and from work.
- sub SCOTTISHPOWER'S COMMITMENT
Iberdrola group's subsidiary in the United Kingdom, ScottishPower, is committed to taking all necessary measures to help protect the health and well-being of its customers, employees and the communities where it operates. The company is working to ensure that the electricity supply is maintained and it is in close contact with the government, regulators and industry to take all the appropriate measures.
- sub SP ENERGY NETWORKS CONTINUITY PLAN
ScottishPower — through its distribution subsidiary, SP Energy Networks — has launched a business continuity plan to guarantee the maintenance of its activity during the coronavirus crisis, as well as to protect the health and safety of its customers and workers. In addition, the company has established a team constantly dedicated to monitoring and responding to customer requests.
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Our subsidiary in the United Kingdom has set up a page on its website to help customers manage their energy services, facilitate bill payment for those who request it and answer frequent questions about the contracted service and possible incidents. The objective is to promote the use of digital channels by customers.