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Our History

A MULTINATIONAL FOUNDED OVER 150 YEARS AGO

A large company whose commitment to social development is reflected in the documentary directed by Julio Medem, Iberdrola in the days of the Waltz, and in the new campaign We are with you, which reveals the ongoing work that will enable us to continue making history together.

Since the constitution of HIDROELÉCTRICA IBÉRICA in 1901 and Saltos del Duero en 1918 –whose integration in 1944 would form IBERDUERO- and, in parallel, the constitution of HIDROELÉCTRICA ESPAÑOLA in 1907; until their merger in 1991, which set the stage for today's IBERDROLA, both companies shared a history of accomplishments, recognition and innovation. With the integration of ScottishPower and IBERDROLA USA (before Energy East), and the consequent creation of a large global group, this past has been enriched: IBERDROLA’S roots now sink into the 21st century, to the other side of the Atlantic. In pursuit of its aims, IBERDROLA has embarked on a fresh phase of growth in 2011, mainly in the international sphere, and has signalled its intentions with the purchase of the Brazilian company Elektro.

Since then, IBERDROLA has continued pursuing its international expansion and undertaking projects such as:

  • new wind farms in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Brazil,
  • the undersea cable that will connect Scotland, Wales and England,
  • implementation of Smart grids in Spain,
  • construction and expansion of combined cycle plants in Mexico,
  • and installation of new hydroelectric power in Brazil.

This pioneering effort was the inspiration that has turned IBERDROLA into one the four largest electricity companies in the world and the top energy group in our country.

The combination of endeavour, talent, experience and competitiveness from this integration has resulted in a group active in nearly 40 countries with 28,210 employeesNote (*) and almost 32 million customers. With numerous challenges on the horizon and a large project pipeline, IBERDROLA is set to continue making history.

| IBERDROLA: A HISTORY WITH DEEP ROOTS. Navigable version |

| IBERDROLA: A HISTORY WITH DEEP ROOTS. Accesible version [PDF] |

(*) Information at 31 March 2015 taken from First Quarter 2015 Report Results. [PDF]

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