An experience of commitment
CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
In 2018, 10 wind farms around Australia opened their gates to the public for an informative open day events. Approximately 500 community members attended the Mt Gellibrand wind farm to see the recently completed facility for themselves.
The Mt Gellibrand wind farm was a keen participant in this national initiative. The community relations and marketing teams organised the event, hoping to engage and educate the local community near Mt Gellibrand. Visitors were taken on bus tours around the site, stopping at one of the turbines where they got out for a closer look and were able to experience first-hand what a wind turbine looks and sounds like up close.
Staff members hosted tours and answered questions. Most of the questions were related to how the wind farm actually works, the building process, the measurements of the components and how the company manages energy production.
Visitors were fascinated to learn that as well as ACCIONA’s local control systems, all 44 turbines are also managed from Spain. A global control centre monitors their settings 24/7, and the team there can adjust their settings remotely, turbine by turbine, from the other side of the world.
The Open Day was a very positive engagement experience for staff and community members.