Medio ambiente

ENVIRONMENT

We take special care that our processes integrate the environmental variable. Our commitment is to carry out sustainable management, optimizing the consumption of natural resources, energy and raw materials, and adopting preventive measures to avoid any type of contamination and contribute to the conservation of the environment. Circular economy, waste recovery and care of water bodies are the three pillars on which we base our actions at the environmental level.

Executive summary

Discover how Canal de Isabel II continues to add value to society through water.

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Sustainability Report

ALL OUR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONS

In 2021, the year of our 170th anniversary, we promoted environmental care in all our activities. This year, we continue working to keep guaranteeing the water supply, contributing to the protection and improvement of the environment, the promotion of the circular economy and the sustainability of the region.

Sustainability Report 2021

RECLAIMED WATER

IRRIGATION OF GREEN AREAS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CARE

By using reclaimed water, we are able to reduce the pressure on the resources stored in our reservoirs and guarantee the availability of water in a scenario of resource scarcity, as well as improve the quality of the water bodies in the region. Every year we produce more than 120 hmof reclaimed water both for irrigation of green areas and industrial uses as well as for caring for the environment, returning it to the rivers in the best quality conditions. In this way, the water enjoys a new life.


CLEAN AND RENEWABLE ENERGIES

GOAL 2030: AS MUCH ENERGY PRODUCED AS CONSUMED


We have been generating clean energy for more than a century: this has historically helped us to be more sustainable in our activity. Nowadays, aware of the importance of our consumption, in more initiatives have been developed for the generation of electrical energy through synergistic processes with water management. Currently, we are the company with the highest installed power generation in the Community of Madrid, with a total of 107.33 megawatts thanks to the following facilities:

 

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Thanks to the joint performance of these facilities, last year we broke our historical record for electricity generated. In total 420 million kilowatts hour, equivalent to 87 % of our total consumption. In fact, in February 2021 we broke our historical record for the percentage of energy production over consumption (125 %) and a month later we broke the monthly record for energy production, with more than 43 million kilowatts hour.

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY

REVALUATING THE WATER CYCLE

We annually produce more than 120 hm3 of reclaimed water, using it to irrigate green areas, wash streets and industrial uses, at more than 15hm3 of reclaimed water per year. In addition, we understand wastewater treatment plants as biofactories in which we take advantage of biogas to produce electricity and vehicle fuel, we sanitize sludge for reuse as fertilizers and we recover phosphorus from wastewater to produce 1.5 tons of struvite daily.

EASY GUIDE TO LOOKING AFTER OUR RIVERS

Every day a multitude of solid waste arrives at our WWTP, which can clog the pipes or even render these treatment plants inoperative, which entails a risk to the environment. Preventing it is up to us.

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