Acciona to supply renewable electricity to all SEAT and Volkswagen plants in Spain

Spanish renewable energy supplier Acciona has enetered into a contract to supply renewable energy to all SEAT and Volkswagen industrial installations in Spain a combined 600 GWh (600 million kilowatt-hours) in 2014.

The agreement between Acciona Green Energy Developments and the factories belonging to the German automotive group in Spain will see energy supplied to the Martorell and Zona Franca factories, Gearbox in El Prat de Llobregat, and the Volkswagen Navarra facilities in Pamplona.

The entire energy provided by Acciona will be obtained from renewable sources, with a certificate of origin issued by Spain's National Energy Commission.

Dieter Seemann, SEAT executive vice-president for purchasing, said, "within the framework of the company's commitment to the environment, we conduct our work following sustainable criteria in terms of CO2 emissions reduction and energy efficiency".

For years, the Spanish brand has had a 'green contract' that ensures that the electricity it purchases is obtained wholly from renewable energy. Acciona is a prominent global operator in the field of clean energy, and as such warrants the choice for a new electrical energy supply partner.

Volkswagen Navarra General Manager Patrick Danau points out that the measure is yet another way of achiving thge group's Think Blue Factory strategy of commitment to the environment that is currently being implemented by Volkswagen.

This contract will help Acciona to broadens its supply of  renewable enrgy to the automotive sector.

Acciona already supplies renewable energy to infrastructures and public services, such as Adif, Aena, Telefónica, Metro de Madrid, Roca, Tetrapak, Grupo Corío, APM Terminals, Museo Nacional del Prado, Canal Isabel II Gestión and Acuamed, among others.

Acciona is a global leader in the development, construction, exploitation and operation of renewable energy facilities, completes its presence throughout the entire energy sector value chain.