Naturgy and its Foundation have taken a step further in the fight to alleviate energy vulnerability by involving partner companies in rehabilitating the homes of its vulnerable customers.
The chairman of Naturgy, Francisco Reynés, met with 300 of the company's volunteers online to recognise the involvement and dedication of the group of employees across the world during the Covid-19 public health crisis.
In the last year, close to 1,100 company volunteers dedicated 6,600 working hours across seven countries to their tasks with people in a situation of energy vulnerability and conferences on the environmental recovery of natural spaces, among other actions.
The installed capacity in wind power and photovoltaics grew by 20% in 2019.
The new report on the Spanish power sector created by the Naturgy Foundation also includes the increase of production with combined cycles in the last year, which acted as a back-up energy to renewables, as well as the increase in the tariff deficit.
The working group consists of 14 entities, including energy companies, technical organisations and a social organisation, which operate in 11 countries.
The aim of the project is to propose tools to support decision making in identifying vulnerable customers and implementing energy efficiency measures in homes.
The Hábitat3 Foundation has started renovation works on the iconic Casa Bloc in Barcelona, in which the Naturgy Foundation is collaborating to include energy efficiency measures. The collaboration between both entities will enable 17 properties to be renovated as part of the city’s innovative social housing project.
The maximum renewable gas production potential in Spain could be the equivalent of 65% of the current total natural gas demand if it is purposefully developed.
European countries such as Germany, the United Kingdom and Sweden are very advanced in the development of this new energy vector, which Spain seeks to boost with the future Climate Change Act.