The Spanish energy developer Iberdrola is all set to supply 100% green energy to the hotel chain in Spain.
RIU Hotels & Resorts have signed a long-term contract with Iberdrola for the same. It has been reported that the hotel’s establishments and head offices will consume a total of around 70 gigawatt hours annually.
As per the reports, the agreement will allow the hotel group to sustainably power RIU’s 27 hotels in Spain with 100% renewable energy. RIU Hotels & Resorts now has 100 hotels in 20 countries.
The company informed that this development will prevent 30,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Besides, the duo has been exploring the possibility of “expanding the contract to include establishments in other European countries and Mexico, where both companies also operate. “
According to representative of RIU Hotels & Resorts, the agreement is “a big step forward in our aim to make our operations sustainable. We are very proud to announce to our customers and colleagues that, from today, all the energy we use in Spain is 100% renewable, as certified by the Spanish National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC).”
Miquel Cardona, Iberdrola’s sales representative in the Balearic Islands, stated, “We hope to continue working with RIU on different projects to jointly increase the electrification of its activity”.
Iberdrola plans to invest 150 billion euros in renewable energy, electricity grids and energy storage by 2030.