Renault Group and the Spanish energy supplier Iberdrola have signed a strategic partnership agreement that will launch projects aimed at reducing CO2 emissions in Renault’s energy consumption in Spain and Portugal. Under the agreement, Iberdrola will supply the French manufacturer with long-term green energy, implement heat electrification and energy efficiency solutions, analyse on-site renewable projects, as well as mobility electrification and the use of second life batteries.
This partnership will enable Renault Group to work towards its Zero Carbon Footprint objective, included in its ‘Renaulution Strategic Plan’, and which will enable the use of green electricity in its factories and the use of Big Data in the management of energy efficiency, among many other things.
Under this partnership, Iberdrola becomes the manufacturer’s renewable energy supplier, through the signing of a long-term agreement for 100% of Renault Group’s energy consumption in Spain.
José Vicente de los Mozos, Group Industrial Director and President and CEO of Renault Iberia, says: “At Renault Group, we firmly believe in our responsibility to the environment, which is why one of our objectives is to achieve zero carbon footprint in our factories, making us a leading automotive company in terms of environmental commitment. To this end, we are establishing agreements such as the one we are signing today with Iberdrola, which will enable us to reduce CO2 emissions from our plants in an innovative way and in line with our use of Industry 4.0 technology, enabling us to continue working on the future competitiveness of our industrial facilities.”
Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola, adds: “The agreement shows the commitment of both companies to decarbonization. We share the same vision to achieve an emission-free economy and we have the same goal. Today we are joining forces to reduce not only the emissions made by vehicles during their lifetime, but also those generated by their manufacture. This will be the first carbon-neutral car manufacturing facility, with renewable energy supply, electrification of heat, second life-cycle batteries and the possibility of using other technologies, such as green hydrogen. With partnerships such as the one announced today, Iberdrola and Renault are putting our resources and know-how at the service of a more sustainable society.”
Renault Group‘s international goal is to halve the emissions produced its plants worldwide by 2030.