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The Energy Company Obligation: this is how energy efficiency measures work in the United Kingdom

* Author: Heather Watts * Today I want to talk about a Government obligation focused on the energy efficiency improvement of UK homes: The Energy Company Obligation (ECO). The ECO is a UK Government legal obligation that mandates ...

Iberdrola, in the palm of your hand

22 million Spaniards open, close and use apps on a daily basis. We also download four million apps a day. It seems that we are getting increasingly attached to this form of technology in Spain. ...

Congratulations, Lucas!

* Author: Luis Espí Navarro* The Mediterranean Basin Unit of the Hydraulic Generation Division has reasons to celebrate, as 6th October of this year marks the 100th anniversary of its Lucas de Urquijo hydroelectric power plant, ...

Up All Night To Make It Work

Most people I know expect the light switch to work every time they flip it, but few understand that there is an army of around-the-clock workers throughout the country making that happen. At Iberdrola Renewables, ...

My journey

On the 23rd of August 2013 I headed into my high school to collect my GCSE results. The same results that would depend on me heading into work and luckily they were exactly what I ...

Dam operation: the people that look after the giants

* Author: Noemí Valiente Sánchez * In Dam Operation every single piece of data, every idea and every person is important. My name is Noemí and I’m in charge of auscultation monitoring of the dams located in the ...

Energy for Europe’s Industrial Renaissance

Investment needs in the European energy sector for the period 2012-2035 amount to USD $2.6 trillion, according to estimates by the International Energy Agency. To undertake these investments, governments must ensure stable and predictable regulatory ...

Day-to-day work at the Generation Control Centre

Iberdrola has a control centre which is known as the ‘Despacho Central de Generación‘ or DCG. This control centre enables three basic functions in an electricity system: guaranteeing the security of supply of the system, ...

Staff at Monterrey cogeneration plant celebrate its 10th birthday

Our colleagues at the Monterrey cogeneration plant in Mexico have been celebrating its first 10 years of operation, completed in the summer. The facility goes back to 2001 when the need emerged to supply both ...

Keeping the lights on when storms blow

In December 1998 parts of the UK were battered with some of the worst storms on record for over 30 years. The famous Boxing Day Storm sent wind speeds up to 125mph across central Scotland ...