Renault Group and Iberdrola 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 manufacturer with long-term green energy, implement heat electrification and energy efficiency solutions, analyze 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. The agreement reinforces its leadership strategy in electrification and shows how decarbonization contributes to making the group more competitive and resilient.

Renault Group, a leader in electric vehicles, and Iberdrola, the global leader in renewable energy, have signed a strategic partnership to decarbonize Renault’s plants over the next three years. Renault Group in Spain is taking a firm step to contributing to the Group’s international goal of halving emissions produced by its plants worldwide by 2030. Iberdrola, for its part, reinforces its active role in its strategy to decarbonize industry and the economy.

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. They will also work together on initiatives such as the electrification of heat from thermal processes, the analysis of possible efficiencies in plant energy management through Big Data, the implementation of on-site renewable projects (photovoltaic and wind power plants at its facilities), and the reuse of electric vehicle batteries for energy storage and use in Renault’s energy supply.

The analysis and design of electric mobility and charging solutions is also envisaged, both for internal use by the plants’ own fleets and for linked charging (employees’ vehicles, third-party companies, and end customers). In the case of linked charging, these solutions will be integrated and offered as part of the ZE READY TO CHARGE process developed by Renault Group.

Source: Renault Group