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A sustainable approach to renewable projects
Respect for the environment, rational use of resources, attention to health and safety and the interests of local communities are present throughout the process of constructing and maintaining renewable plants.
Aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable development goals
SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy
SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
One of our main commitments as we move towards a sustainable energy model is the promotion of clean energy.
We currently manage, through our renewable energy subsidiary, Enel Green Power Spain (EGPE), 9.293 MW of installed renewable capacity in Spain. In our Strategic Plan for 2022-2024 we have strengthened our commitment to clean energy by promoting decarbonisation. In our 2023-2025 Strategic Plan, we have reinforced this commitment to clean energy to drive decarbonisation: we will add 4,400 MW of solar (3,000 MW) and wind power (1,400 MW) to reach a volume of emission-free capacity of 13,900 MW in 2025 (this figure includes 241 MW of BESS and H2). This is 51% more than at the end of 2022.
The growth in renewables will enable 92% of energy production in the Spanish mainland to be free of CO2 emissions by the end of 2025.
This ambitious project to decarbonise our electricity production will enable us to become a totally emission-free company by 2040, with 100% of our generation linked to renewable sources.
We apply a creating shared value (CSV) model to the construction, maintenance and operation of renewable plants that incorporates the priorities and needs of local communities into the business strategy. This model enhances the operating efficiency and the sustainable approach of the projects by promoting social, environmental and energy efficiency measures in the towns around the plants.
Encourage the development of renewables with - 16 GW of new capacity by 2030
Renewable capacity (GW)
2021E: ~ 8,3
2030: ~ 24
Renewable production (TWh)
2021E: ~ 13,2
2030: ~ 48
Peninsular production free of CO2 emissions
+ 9 pp
For construction projects for new renewable plants, the Sustainable construction site model is used, which includes a number of actions that help to minimise the effects on the environment:
The Sustainable Plant Model has the aim of measuring the impact of the operation's activities on waste, emissions, water and people.
The model includes a catalogue of measures based on four main action lines:
Parallel to investment in the infrastructures needed to generate renewable energy, at Endesa we are committed to projects that contribute to making the sustainable development model on which we are working a reality.
One of these projects is El Hierro 100% Renewable , a plan in which Endesa, the El Hierro Island Council, the Technological Institute of the Canary Islands and the Government of the Canary Islands are collaborating to supply sustainable energy (combining wind and hydraulic) to all of the demand on the island, which is a Biosphere Reserve and Geopark and has about 10,600 inhabitants. The 20-year objective is to reduce 6,000 tonnes of diesel and 19,000 tonnes of CO2.
We also have agreements with institutions, companies and organisations at the local level to supply their activities with 100% renewable energy. This is the case of the Madrid City Council and its Autonomous Organisations and the Gran Canaria Island Council, which have been supplied with energy from renewable sources for their municipal buildings and equipment since 2017.