Enel Group Bringing Sustainable Tourism to Spain

Published on Monday, 1 December 2014

Endesa is offering an integrated service that measures energy consumption and will save Spanish luxury hotel chain Paradores de Turismo de España more than €15 million in six years. The business manages a number buildings of historical and artistic interest like the Alarcón castle, the Alcazar in Avila or the former convent Santo Estevo in Nogueira de Ramuín.

The energy management solutions offered by Endesa will help streamline the use of electricity, water, gas and other fuels at the 94 Paradors (luxury hotels in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries). The measurement and control systems installed by Endesa will increase the efficiency of lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning in hotel rooms and service areas.

The benefits of Endesa's system include the saving of more than 110,000 m3 of water, a CO2 emissions cut of 7,000 tonnes and a €2,57 million reduction on annual energy bills. The energy business will install more than 100,000 devices that aid the reduction of water and energy consumption and will replace over 88,000 lights with LED lighting technology.

Energy management became a profession in the 1970s, when the oil crisis urged the general public to use energy more rationally. Today increased awareness about the environment and the need for new models of sustainable development has made the public more aware of the importance of smart consumption. Endesa's work with the Paradors shows an ability to increase efficiency and savings that is applied to each of the Enel Group's activities, in particular regarding on end use.

Value added services are increasingly important for consumers and Enel stands out for its ability to offer tailored solutions to companies, public administration and individual consumers. From the large hotel chains to industry and homes, the smart use of resources is becoming an increasingly large part of Enel's portfolio. These solutions range from integrated systems like those implemented at the Paradors or urban street lighting and domestic appliances, such as the boiler offered by Enel Energia with a turnkey service to that enables Italian households to reduce gas consumption by up to 20 percent and lower their bills as a result