We encourage the responsible use of energy
At the Iberdrola Group, we ensure efficient energy managementl throughout the whole energy chain, and we act to optimise the use of energy in production, transmission, and distribution, as well as in final use. We also contribute to a more efficient use of energy by consumers through information, training, and providing solutions and technology.
At the Iberdrola Group, we view energy efficiency from a threefold perspective:
- As an electric utility, we strive to improve energy efficiency by introducing the latest power generation, transport and distribution technology and equipment, and to reduce auxiliary consumption and the consumption of cooling water. To produce energy two main materials are required: fuel and water for cooling.
- As an electricity supplier, we want to contribute to a more efficient use of energy amongst consumers, informing and training users and providing solutions to help them become more energy efficient and reduce the environmental impact of their energy habits and consumption. In addition, we promote and develop energy efficient buildings.
- As an energy-consuming company, we promote the continuous improvement of energy efficiency in all our activities (offices and buildings, vehicles, water, mobility, employee awareness, etc.).
Initiatives, projects and actions
At Iberdrola, we promote innovative projects aimed at improving the efficiency of our assets in operation and the associated processes, favouring the integration of renewable energies -through various initiatives linked to the field of energy storage- and reducing costs in the design and construction of facilities. Thus, we invest in efficient solutions within renewable energies, such as floating offshore wind, floating photovoltaic , agrovoltaic energy, hybrid plants , pumped hydroelectric, energy storage with batteries or the recycling of solar panels and wind turbine blades.
At Iberdrola, we continue to implement energy efficiency measures in our buildings and offices around the world. Thus, the Torre Iberdrola , in Bilbao; the Iberdrola Training and Innovation Campus, in Madrid; and Ochil House, the headquarters of ScottishPower in Glasgow; are some symbols of the Group's commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency. The application of these measures resulted in savings of 6,239 GJ in 2022. Sustainability Report [PDF] [PDF
In addition, through our innovative product Smart Clima , we are committed to refurbishment and energy efficiency projects, facilitating solutions to our customers that promote energy savings and the decarbonisation of their homes , through efficient electric air-conditioning technologies (aerothermal or geothermal ) and actions on thermal insulation. We also promote the creation of heat networks to supply waste thermal energy from renewable energy installations to buildings and homes.
Thanks to digitalisation and investment in R&D&I, we market a wide range of products and services that promote efficiency, energy savings and care for the environment, while placing the customer at the centre, giving them greater connectivity and decision-making capacity, providing intelligent and innovative solutions in both the residential and industrial spheres.
Highlights include the Green Mobility Plan , which promotes the use of electric vehicles among our workforce; Smart MobilityExternal link, opens in new window. , a solution for electric vehicles that includes the installation and management of the charging infrastructure; Smart SolarExternal link, opens in new window. and Smart HomeExternal link, opens in new window. and Smart Services, aimed at improving the management of energy consumption through the use of solar technology, control of heating use and electricity services for a smart home; and Industrial Heat, focused on the electrification of industrial processes.