We have developed programmes for the identification, control and reduction of emissions associated with our activity. We also apply energy efficiency measures and offset part of our emissions mainly through the Red Eléctrica Forest.
Direct emissions (SCOPE 1)
Indirect emissions – Energy indirect (SCOPE 2)
Indirect emissions (SCOPE 3)
The main direct emissions derived from our activities are sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), which in terms of CO2 represents over 98% of total direct emissions calculated. We carry out the following actions to minimise these emissions:
Red Eléctrica has created the brand "Red Eléctrica efficient" to identify all internal initiatives that promote energy efficiency in the Company. The main lines of work in progress are:
Conoce Red Eléctrica eficiente (Available only in Spanish).
As part of our commitment to fight climate change, one of our actions is directed to offsetting our emissions. Currently this offsetting is carried out through the "Red Eléctrica Forest", a reforestation project in different areas of Spain. Additionally, we calculate the emissions associated with our corporate events through a methodology and a bespoke measurement tool based on the most internationally recognized standards: the Public Available Specification (PAS 2050) and the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard. The 2013 shareholders' meeting was the first event that we have calculated and offset through the purchase of Certified Emission Reduction (CER) carbon credits.
Red Eléctrica offsets the carbon footprint of its 2014 General Shareholders’ Meeting via a project in China (Brief news).
Red Eléctrica offsets the carbon footprint of its 2013 Annual General Shareholders' Meeting with an energy project in Guatemala (Press release).