Endesa and Meliá have extended their collaboration agreement to supply 100% renewable energy to all hotels and corporate offices of Meliá Hotels International in Spain.
Endesa will supply 204 supply points, for a total annual consumption of more than 200 GWh, with electricity generated exclusively from renewable sources such as solar, wind and small hydro.
Since last year, Endesa and the Meliá chain have been jointly working toward protecting the environment and promoting renewable energy in the hotel chain's facilities across Spain. This year, both companies ratified their commitment, renewing their partnership until December 2016.
The extension of the agreement represents a further step forward to energy efficiency in the hotel and tourism industry, an aim to which both companies are committed.
Endesa has a strong standing in major sustainable management indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Euronext Vigeo and the prestigious Carbon Disclosure Project. Meliá Hotels International is also well placed in the Carbon Disclosure Project, in addition to being the first hotel group registered in the Carbon Footprint Register of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, and has an extensive programme of reducing emissions and in environmental management.
Supplying renewable energy is one of Endesa's key strategies for the environment and energy efficiency. In fact, to encourage energy efficiency and environmental protection, the leader of Spain's electricity sector has launched an energy assessment service (www.diagnosticoenergeticoendesa.com) in which Endesa experts analyse each situation and offer tailor-made solutions to its clients for improving efficiency.