Movistar Chile and ACCIONA have signed a long-term 100 percent green energy PPA, which will meet the electricity needs of 40 percent of the telecommunications company’s overall network with clean energy.
ACCIONA will provide power in the country from its 684MW portfolio of operational wind and solar reserves. This supply would help Movistar Chile to reduce its annual CO2 emissions by 42,400 tons, which is equal to taking about 23,000 cars off the road for an entire year or planting 75,000 trees to trap carbon for a 25-year period.
ACCIONA would provide Movistar Chile with 108GWh of renewable energy each year, doubling the company’s total green power supply to the Telefónica Community. ACCIONA signed a deal with Telefónica in June of last year to provide 100GWh of renewable energy every year for the next decade, which will fuel Telefónica’s data processing facilities, offices, and work centers in Spain.
This arrangement demonstrates Movistar Chile’s continuing contribution to environmental protection and sustainable operations. The company is officially ISO 140001 accredited, which means that it adheres to the strictest environmental regulations. The company is now in the process of receiving ISO 50001 certification (which involves reducing consumption, minimizing carbon footprint and cutting costs by promoting the sustainable use of energy).
“In our company we know for sure that, in order to be sustainable in the present and future, we must assure that all our operations have the least possible environmental impact. Therefore, we must strive to challenge ourselves to go deeper and deeper into our internal processes and achieve complete sustainability throughout.
“We have a comprehensive commitment to the environment and sustainability; if we want to achieve a completely sustainable business over time, we must be responsible with the impact of our operations and, at the same time, assure that they function in the most efficient manner.”José Antonio Rodríguez, head of Economic Management of Networks and Control at Movistar Chile.