Today the Madrid Press Association hosted the presentation of the 5th edition of the Impulsando Pymes conferences, a project developed by 14 large companies with the aim of providing strategies and advice for the 6,000+ Spanish small and medium-sized companies taking part in the project this year.
Endesa, as the only power company in the forum, will once again recognise the initiatives implemented by SMEs to optimise their energy use, by presenting the Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Award. Endesa created this award taking into account that in Spain there are over 1.2 million SMEs (figures from the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism for December 2015), that meet the daily challenge of being more energy efficient..
A study conducted by Endesa gathering data from over 1,000 SMEs across Spain, showed that 82% of these companies made immediate cost savings when they modified their energy use, with 60% of them saving between 500 and 2,000 euros per year.
According to the study, 43% of the companies analysed could reduce their energy consumption by 10% and up to 23% if they applied energy efficiency improvement measures. This led Endesa to create the Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Award, with the aim of recognising the initiatives of different companies to improve their businesses and at the same time help to protect the environment: A firm in the tertiary sector, applying energy saving measures, could prevent the emission of 5.78 tonnes of CO2 per year; a business in the industrial sector, 5.46 tonnes; companies in the catering or residential sector, 3.11% and a business in the agricultural sector, 2.73 tonnes of CO2.
After the presentation in Madrid, Impulsando Pymes will hold its first conference in Bilbao on 16 March, then in Tenerife on 6 April and Murcia on the 20 April. In May the roadshow will visit Zaragoza and Seville on 11 and 25 respectively and then travel to Sabadell on 8 June, La Coruña on 22 June and Oviedo on 6 July. The final meetings will be held in Valencia on 5 October, Malaga 19 October, Burgos 9 November, and closing in Madrid on 23 November.