In order to achieve the European energy targets a change in the energy model is essential and in this regard, the European Commission in November 2016 presented the "Clean Energy for All Europeans" package, whose proposals and measures aim to accelerate the transition to clean energy in line with the fulfilment of the targets established in the Paris Agreement, maintaining at the same time a secure and competitive energy system that allows the delivery of energy to the consumer at affordable prices, promoting growth and the creation of employment.
Red Eléctrica has stated since 2011 its voluntary commitment in the fight against climate change by approving a specific strategy called Climate Change Commitment and a Climate Change Action Plan, whose latest version was validated in 2017, and includes the targets to be achieved in the 2020 and 2030 horizons as well as the main measures to be undertaken.
We build the transmission infrastructure necessary to facilitate the evacuation of renewable energy and we implement new technical solutions for system operation, through our Control Centre of Renewable Energy (CECRE), in order to maximise the safe integration of renewable energy into the electricity system.
We promote demand-side management initiatives aimed at achieving greater efficiency in the operation of the electricity system, which we complement with other actions such Red Eléctrica eficiente oriented towards the efficiency of our own energy consumption.
We have calculated our carbon footprint and we have established reduction targets, among which noteworthy are the measures taken to reduce SF6emissions.
Aware of the importance of wooded areas as CO2 sinks, we undertake this objective applying three complementary approaches: minimise the loss of trees associated with the implementation of electricity grids, optimise the maintenance of electricity line safety corridors in order to prevent forest fires and thirdly, carry out reforestation projects to help offset part of the emissions generated by the Company, hence minimising the loss associated with the execution of its activities.
Disclosure of our carbon footprint, collaboration in initiatives to combat climate change, carry out awareness actions and transfer & extend our commitments to the Company's value chain.