Energy and environment

Miguel Ángel Lasheras: “Regulation on the gas sector has thus far allowed the economic equilibrium of the system, and must now address the challenges of the ecological transition.”

The economist and expert in energy markets presented the “2018 Report. The Spanish natural gas sector in numbers”, a document that compiles for the first time, in a summarised and orderly manner, all the official and public data available on the sector in Spain.

According to Lasheras, over the past five years "there has been investment driven by natural growth of the demand, with prices that reflect costs and follow international price profiles”.

Energy and environment

Francisco Reynés: “Energy poverty is a social problem that cannot be ignored and Naturgy will continue to implement specific measures that help to reduce it”

During the event, a study by the Chair of Energy Sustainability at Barcelona Institute of Economics-University of Barcelona was presented, which analyses energy poverty from the perspective of available income for vulnerable groups and concludes that one out of five Spanish households in this situation has one or more members who are unemployed.

Energy and environment

Andris Piebalgs: “Participants in the energy markets must have suitable incentives to operate efficiently in the short term and invest appropriately in the medium and long term.”

Today in Madrid, the Energy commissioner stated that it is necessary “to promote flexibility in the wholesale market and provide clear pricing signals to encourage continuous penetration of renewable energy and to guarantee investments.”

The researcher at the Centre for Monetary and Financial Studies, Jorge Padilla, spoke about incorporating renewable energy into the wholesale electricity market and supported the need to design suitable capacity remuneration mechanisms.

Energy and environment

Machine learning will be the principal factor in generating business value in a growing digital setting

The Strategic Customers Director of Google Cloud, José Manuel García Gavilán, confirms that the future of digital transformation depends on the use of artificial intelligence neural networks.

IKEA España, KPMG, Telefónica, Altran, Amazon Web Services, Meliá Hotels International and Naturgy elaborated on this during the event for digitalisation projects for the improvement of competition and client experience across 7 different sectors.