Endesa has been chosen as one of the businesses by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment that will work on reducing emissions as part of this year's Climate Projects.
The Climate Projects were launched by the Ministry in May 2012 with the aim of identifying development models that will help cut air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Endesa was handed one of the most important projects: the development of electric mobility, This is a key part of sustainable development, as electric vehicles eliminate polluting emissions from city traffic while also greatly reducing CO2 emissions.
The e-mobility package assigned to Endesa involves a number of activities, including the gradual electrification of local authority car fleets. A charging station will also be installed for each replaced vehicle, while other services will be provided, such as the checking and monitoring of infrastructure, the management of fleets and optimisation of processes.
Just as with the other Climate Projects, Endesa's e-mobility initiative will last four years. Realised through the 'turnkey' formula, the project will initially involve Cataluña, Andalusia, Extremadura and Balearic Islands, before being extended to other Autonomous Communities.
Endesa has for some years been working in partnership with a number of Spanish local governments with the aim of increasing energy efficiency and reducing emissions. These activities include its work on smart grids in large cities like Malaga, Seville and Barcelona, smaller population centres and on islands, or efficient lighting projects carried out in partnership with Enel Sole. Over the last few years, Endesa has also assisted several city councils – including La Coruña and Puerto Real – in the electrification of its car fleets.