Acciona Energía and Grupo Violas have signed an agreement for the supply of 100% renewable energy for the next ten years in Portugal, as reported by both parties. Through this contract, Acciona Energía will supply more than 55,000 megawatt hours (MWh) per year of renewable electricity to the group’s subsidiaries, including Solverde, Clip and Cotesi.
Specifically, the origin of the energy will have the EEGO (Entity Issuing Guarantees of Origin) certificate of the National Electric Network (REN), which will guarantee 100% renewable origin. Thanks to this agreement, the group will avoid the emission of more than 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, which is equivalent to planting 18,000 trees or removing 4,000 vehicles from circulation.
“This contract is part of our commitment to the sustainability and decarbonization of our business over the course of this year. This is yet another step that brings us closer to our climate goals. The next ten years”, has signed the president of the Violas Group, Manuel Violas.
Sustainability hand in hand with competitive advantages
For his part, the director of Acciona Energía in Portugal, Alexandre Kisslinger, stressed that this long-term contract provides competitive advantages for the client, since “it offers price stability at a time when the market is very volatile and implies a major contribution to their climate goals”
In addition to selling clean energy, Acciona Energía has 166 MW of renewable generation assets in Portugal, including wind and solar facilities. The new contract with the Violas Group joins the agreements with other clients in Portugal such as Fnac, Makro, NH Hotels, Siemens, or Vidrala.