Clara Rodrigez from Barcelona Energy
Barcelona Energia is the public electricity distributor for the Barcelona Metropolitan Area. Its mission is to work towards the transition to a sustainable energy model by boosting self-sufficiency and favouring a locally produced 100% certified renewable energy supply. On 1 July 2018, Barcelona Energia began supplying electricity to buildings and facilities belonging to Barcelona City Council, in addition to 19 bodies and organisations of the municipal group of companies, a total of 3,908 service points.
Clara Rodríguez, Energy Advisor for the city councillor in charge of Water and Energy from the Barcelona’s Municipality and Iu Gallart, Head of Barcelona Energia, the Metropolitan Electricity Operator, present the advantages and challenges associated with setting up a municipal energy company.