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Telefónica cuts its energy bill by 58 million euros between 2007 and 2012


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- The company has reduced the energy consumption of its networks by 22%, which is 70% of its target set for 2015.
- In 2012, it avoided emitting 310,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent by generating and buying renewable energy.

Madrid - Telefónica cut its energy bill by almost 58 million euros between 2007 and 2012 thanks to more than 114 energy efficiency projects that it has implemented; these have reduced power consumption by 505 GWh and its Greenhouse Gas emissions by 156,000 tonnes.

The company has already reduced the energy consumption of its networks by 22%, which means that it has already advanced over 70% towards its target for 2015: a 30% reduction, compared to 2007, measured in kWh/access equivalent.

Similarly, last year, Telefónica avoided emitting 310,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent by generating and buying renewable energy, among other measures, and emissions remained practically stable at 1.79 million tonnes.

In order to improve energy and carbon management, next year, in collaboration with Telefónica Global Technology,—the group company in charge of managing the company’s information systems— and INDRA —as the integration company— Telefónica will implement the SAP tool Sustainability Performance Management (SuPM) .

Among the company’s main goals for next year boosting standardisation of site design, renewing energy equipment with alternative financing models, free-cooling or cooling equipment with external air and using software to save energy when the network has a low volume of traffic occupy a very important place.

All of this data was released at the company’s 4th Global Energy and Climate Change Workshop recently held in Panama. During this workshop, energy managers from 17 countries in the group assessed the effort made by Telefónica over the last year to reach the energy consumption and CO2 emissions targets for 2020 and the activities carried out by the Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Office to date and those that will be implemented in the future focusing on Operations and Purchases.

The workshop was also attended by leading manufacturers of systems and solutions in this area (Delta, Eltek, Emerson, Enertika, Evolution Networks, Gamma Solutions, Himoinsa, Huawei, Schneider Electric, SUNCO Systems, Vigilent and Yuasa) and entities like GSMA and AENOR, the company that verifies Telefónica’s energy and emissions data.

More information on the website:

http://www.crandsustainability.telefonica.com/en/environment_change/change.php



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