Acciona to supply 345GWh renewable energy to Telefónica
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Acciona to supply 345GWh renewable energy to Telefónica

05 Feb 2019 (Last Updated February 6th, 2019 03:40)

Acciona has received a contract to supply 345GWh of renewable power to Spanish telecom company Telefónica.

Acciona to supply 345GWh renewable energy to Telefónica
Acciona will supply 345GWh of renewable electricity to Telefónica. Credit: Acciona.

Acciona has received a contract to supply 345GWh of renewable power to Spanish telecom company Telefónica.

It is the second successive contract for Acciona from Telefónica, following the first agreement signed last year.

Supply of 345GWh of renewable power is expected to reduce 107,000t of carbon emissions.

Acciona is required to supply 72 points in large-scale data processing facilities, offices and other centres of the telecom company.

Telefónica España operations, systems and IT director Joaquín Mata said: “This agreement is a key one for Telefónica in Spain because it means we can continue to be 100% renewable. This, together with our energy efficiency programme, translates into lower CO2 emissions and costs.

“It is fully competitive and a clear example of how the corporate sector can contribute to speeding up the energy transition and deal with global warming.”

“We are proud to say that Movistar customers communicate from the greenest and most sustainable base in the market, and among other things we make a contribution to the fight against climate change.”

Acciona noted that the electricity supplied to Telefónica will be certified 100% renewable by the Spanish National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC).

Acciona director of energy management Santiago Gómez Ramos said: “Being an electricity supplier to Telefónica for the second successive year is an endorsement of Acciona’s strategy for marketing 100% renewable energy.

“It is fully competitive and a clear example of how the corporate sector can contribute to speeding up the energy transition and deal with global warming.”

Last month, the renewable company has completed assembly of the Puerto Libertad photovoltaic (PV) plant in the Sonora desert of Mexico. With a capacity of 404.57MWp, the PV plant is reported to be the biggest renewable facility constructed by Acciona.

In December 2018, Acciona commenced a project to integrate blockchain technology into its global renewable generation projects.