El Corte Inglés reduces its electricity consumption
What: In just five years, El Corte Inglés was able to reduce its electricity consumption by about 25%.
Why it is important: In financial year 2020, 100% of the electricity supplied to the retailer in Spain and 55% in Portugal came directly from renewable energy sources.
This year's drop in consumption was larger than in prior years: -10% compared to 2019, partly as a result of the state of emergency and limitations on scheduling and commercial activity. The savings are equivalent to the consumption of about 43,000 households in one year.
In order to increase energy efficiency, the company has installed more than 4,000 integrated telemetry points in most of the centers of El Corte Inglés.
In addition, the company has implemented a Consumption Control project that allows to increase the knowledge of the use made of energy, identify behaviours, comparisons and anomalies in each of the different consumer systems. Currently, it has more than 4,000 telemetry points integrated in most of the centres of El Corte Inglés.
On the other hand, El Corte Inglés has advanced in the process of implementing new charging points for electric vehicles in shopping centres, thus responding to its commitment to sustainable mobility. The company has now more than 200 charging points. This consumption is offered to support and promote electric mobility, with the added value of 100% renewable energy with a guarantee of origin in Spain.