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Environmental Management Systems

IBERDROLA has a Global Environmental Management System implemented in accordance with the UNE-EN ISO 14001:2004 standard, which was certified [PDF]Note (*) in 2006 and it has been renewed in 2012 by the Spanish Standardisation and Certification Association (AENOR) and enables environmental risks to be minimised by improving resource management and optimising investments and costs.

The Global Environmental Management System includes the partial certifications existing at the electric power generation stations, both thermoelectric and hydraulic, as well as management of all the facilities of the Networks and Renewable Energies businesses and the more than 200 Company buildings, therefore covering 100% of the following activities: electricity generation, distribution and marketing; gas transport, distribution and marketing; operation and maintenance of combined cycle thermoelectric power plants; and marketing of other products and services related to energy supply and usage in Spain.

This management system affords very positive aspects, including:

  • Minimised environmental risks, thus improving the company's environmental management in line with its commitment to environmental protection.
  • Making the most of synergies between businesses and improving internal tools that simplify the procedures.
  • Improved training and greater awareness of environmental matters among the employees.
  • Improved environmental training for suppliers.
  • Strengthening of the external image.
  • Improved perception among investment analysts as a socially responsible company.

This Global System defines the Environmental Guidelines, which align the environmental management activities carried out by the businesses with the Company's strategy. These Guidelines have been deployed throughout IBERDROLA as environmental goals and targets, including the allocation of responsibilities, resources and deadlines, and are as follows:

I. To improve the compatibility of IBERDROLA’s infrastructures with the environment.

II. To improve the performance of the global emission and spill indicators.

III. To improve waste control and management.

IV. To increase efficiency and energy saving.

V. To reduce natural resource usage and boost the use of more environmentally-friendly resources.

VI. To foster dialogue with the stakeholder groups in line with the Company's vision.

Also IBERDROLA Group has Environmental Management Systems (EMS) specific to the businesses, based on the UNE-EN-ISO 14001:2004 and EMAS standard, distributed and implemented throughout much of their organizations, what are allowing for a reduction in environmental risks, improvement in the management of resources, and optimisation of investments and costs.

Net energy production under certified environmental management systems is shown in the table below:

NET ENERGY PRODUCTION UNDER ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (%)
  2012 2011 2010
SPAIN 99.12 99.20 99.23
UNITED KINGDOM 99.95 99.92 99.84
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 13.63 13.58 0
MEXICO AND BRAZIL 98.62 95.41 97.19
REST OF THE WORDL 0 0 0
GROUP 85.2 87.6 88.7

As regards Deregulated Business in Spain, progress has been made in the adherence of new power stations to the European environmental management and audit system EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) regulated by Regulations 761/2001 of the European Commission. In 2012, certification has been renewed by the power plants owned it and has worked to incorporate the Castellón combined cycle gas thermal station.

As for environmental management of facilities in Latin America, all combined cycle power stations in operation in Mexico and the cogeneration station Enertek have obtained environmental certification in accordance with standard UNE-EN ISO 14001:2004, and a committee has been set up in order to coordinate and review on a regular basis the environmental actions carried out and still pending.

In the United Kingdom, ScottishPower has environmental management systems certified in accordance with standard UNE-EN ISO 14001:2004 at ten electric power generation stations, including its distribution network. Two of them also display the EMAS logo.  In 2011, noted the certification achieved by the subsidiaries IBERDROLA Engineering and Construction U.K. and IBERDROLA Engineering and Construction Networks LTD obtained certification.

Also, the Renewable Business in United Kingdom maintains the certification for its own Environmental Management System (EMS), achieved in 2010, which covers activities included within and related to the development, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the renewable energy generation facilities in the United Kingdom.

In 2011, in the United States of America, the Klamath thermal power plant was certified in accordance with standard UNE-EN ISO 14001:2004. In 2012, the subsidiary IBERDROLA Engineering and Construction USA has continued to implement an EMS that will apply to new projects for the construction of facilities.

IBERDROLA environmental certifications
CERTIFICATION STANDARD CERTIFIED FACILITY/CENTRE
IBERDROLA ESPAÑA  
UNE-EN-ISO 14001 Global Environmental Management System in Spain
IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN, SAU (Cofrentes nuclear power station)
IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN, SAU (total thermal production)
IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN, SAU (Velilla thermal power station)
IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN, SAU (Aceca thermal power station)
IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN, SAU (Lada thermal power station)
IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN, SAU (Castellón combined cycle power station)
Fuerzas Eléctricas de Navarra (Castejón combined cycle power station)
IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN, SAU (Santurce combined cycle power station)
IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN, SAU (Aceca combined cycle power station)
IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN, SAU (Arcos combined cycle power station)
IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN, SAU (Tarragona combined cycle power station cogeneration)
IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN, SAU (total hydraulic production)
IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN, SAU (OPEMA)
ENERGY WORKS (cogeneration)
Bahía Vizcaya Electricidad, SL (electric power)
Bahía Vizcaya Electricidad, SL (gas)
IBERDROLA ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION
IBERDROLA  IBERIAN RENEWABLES BUSSINES
Nuclear Power Station subsidiaries: Garoña, Almaraz, Trillo, Asco 2 and Vandellos.
EMAS REGULATIONS

Fuerzas Eléctricas de Navarra (Castejón combined cycle power station) [PDF]

IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN, SAU (Velilla thermal power station) [PDF]

IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN, SAU (Santurce combined cycle power station) [PDF]

IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN, SAU (Aceca combined cycle power station) [PDF]

IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN, SAU (Arcos combined cycle power station) [PDF]

IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN, SAU (Escombreras combined cycle power station) [PDF]

IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN, SAU (Castellón combined cycle power station) [PDF]

IBERDROLA MEXICO  
UNE-EN-ISO 14001

Monterrey, Dulces Nombres combined cycle station

Laguna combined cycle station

Altamira combined cycle station (groups III, IV and V)

Altamira combined cycle station V

Tamazunchale combined cycle station

Monterrey Dulces Nombres cogeneration

Enertek cogeneration

IBERDROLA BRAZIL

 

UNE-EN-ISO 14001

Termopernambuco combined cycle station

ITAPEBI Hydroelectric Station

ELEKTRO

Coelba

Celpe

IBERDROLA UNITED KINGDOM  
UNE-EN-ISO 14001

SCOTTISHPOWER (Longannet Coal Power Station)

SCOTTISHPOWER (Cockenzie Coal Power Station)

SCOTTISHPOWER (Rye House CCGT Station)

SCOTTISHPOWER (Damhead Creek CCGT Station)

SCOTTISHPOWER (Shoreham CCGT Station)

SCOTTISHPOWER (Cruachan Pumped Storage/Hydro Station)

SCOTTISHPOWER (Galloway Hydro-electric Scheme)

SCOTTISHPOWER (Lanark Hydro-electric Scheme)

SCOTTISHPOWER (Glenlee Hydro-electric Scheme)

SCOTTISHPOWER (New Galloway Hydro-electric Scheme)

SCOTTISHPOWER (Blackburn Mill CHP Plant)

SCOTTISHPOWER (Pilkington CHP Plant)

SCOTTISHPOWER (Daldowie Sludge Drying Plant)

SCOTTISHPOWER (Hatfield Moor Gas Storage)

SCOTTISHPOWER Generation Cathcart

SCOTTISHPOWER Energy Networks:

          - SP Transmission Network

          - SP Distribution Network

           -SP Manweb Distribution Network

SCOTTISHPOWER RENEWABLES

IBERDROLA Engineering and Construction U.K

IBERDROLA Engineering and Construction Networks LTD.

Aberystwyth Depot  Office and Operational Depot

Berwick Upon Tweed Depot.Office and Operational Depot

Bonnybridge. Office and Operational Depot and Logistics Centre

Caernarfon. Office and Operational Depot

Cefndy Road. Operational Depot

Chester West. Logistics Centre

Currie. Office and Operational Depot

Dealain House. Training Centre

Dumfries Depot. Office and Operational Depot

Telferton House. Office and Operational Depot

Galashiels Depot. Office and Operational Depot

St Vincent Crescent. Office and Operational Depot

Glenrothes Depot. Office and Operational Depot

Hamilton Depot. Office and IT Centre

Kilmarnock Depot. Office and Operational Depot

Kirkintilloch.  Network control centre

Lister Drive Depot. Office and Operational Depot

Llandudno Depot. Office and Operational Depot

Middlewich Depot. Office and Operational Depot

Mold Depot. Office and Operational Depot

Mona Depot. Office and Operational Depot

Mossend. Office

Newtown Depot. Office and Operational Depot

Osweestry Depot. Office and Operational Depot

Porthmadoc Depot. Operational Depot

Prenton Depot. Office, Operational Depot and Netwok control centre

Qeensferry Depot. Office, logistics centre and Operational Depot

Rhostyllen Depot. Office, Emergy Retail Call Centre and Operational Depot.

Stranraer. Office and Operational Depot

Warrignton. Office and Operational Depot

EMAS REGULATIONS SCOTTISHPOWER (Damhead Creek CCGT Station)
SCOTTISHPOWER (Longannet Coal Power Station)

IBERDROLA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 
UNE-EN-ISO 14001 Klamath Cogeneration Plant and Klamath Peaking Plant

Footnotes:

  • Note (*) Spanish version.
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