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Innovation

Floating solutions: another grain of sand towards Iberdrola’s mission to lead the offshore energy sector

In the year 2005, I was offered the chance to attend the first major conference organised by the EWEA (European Wind Energy Association) for the then budding “Offshore Wind” market in Copenhagen. At the time, ...

Addiction to electric vehicles

That is how a leading executive from a well-known European car manufacturer described the feeling of enthusiasm and eagerness that comes over anyone used to driving combustion engine cars when they drive an electric car ...

Elektro’s smart city

Imagine a city with public lighting based on LED technology, solar power generators, underground cables in shopping centres which produce electricity, and the latest advances in technology. Then imagine the denizens of the city participating ...

Innovation as a means for enhancing the environment

Sometimes we have new ideas that we think can help us enhance our surroundings, but we’re not always able to put them into practice.  I’m going to explain how innovation allowed us implement a good ...

How we built Iberdrola’s first offshore wind farm

January 14, 2013 was a memorable date for me: I landed in Barrow-in-Furness (Cumbria, United Kingdom). Like many other colleagues in similar situations, I was leaving behind my country, my family and my friends.  As ...

A very ambitious IT project

I have been working on the FIS project since September 2008. The programme is based in Glasgow and it was set up to reduce the number of systems currently being used and maintained within ScottishPower. ...

How a personal initiative has improved the company’s training and everyday operation

Having the right qualifications is very important in our everyday work. Not only does my job and the work carried out by many colleagues require acting quickly and decisively with very little time to make ...

Innovation to bring down emissions at power plants

Over the course of my 12 years of experience working for Iberdrola, I’ve had the chance to take part in various R&D projects at the Velilla del Rio Carrión power plant (Palencia), one of Spain’s ...

Positive aspects of CO2

My name is Elías Rodríguez and I’m in charge of the Chemistry and Environment area in Iberdrola’s Thermal Generation division.  As you may well imagine, most of my work revolves around CO2, both reducing the ...

Ecodesign at electrical substations

We recently presented the conclusions of the Ecodis ecodesign project at the Iberdrola Tower. This project is part of the annual programme run by the Basque Ecodesign Centre, in collaboration with the Ihobe, thepublic agency ...