In 2009, the company implemented the “Edison Plan” to promote the efficient use of energy in its service stations. Data show that by improving these practices it is possible to save up to 10% consumption. The latest energy efficiency technologies are also being installed in the network’s service stations within the framework of this plan. The energy and emissions saving achieved to date is estimated at 12,100 tonnes of CO2 per year.
The network’s almost 6,000 employees have been involved in developing this plan, in tasks such as the identification of practices that could be improved in order to achieve energy savings. A Decalogue has also been produced, called Top de Ahorro de Energía (Top Energy Saving), with specific guidelines that vary monthly to adapt to each point of the year.
Various actions have also been carried out regarding lighting. Among other measures, over 8,000 x 250W canopy lights have been changed for others of 150W and the replacement of the current equipment by LED technology in the canopy image and store signs, lighting mast lamps in the station, fluorescent lights and dichroic lamps in the stores, etc. is being finalized at over 1,200 network points-of-sale. These actions as a whole have meant an investment of 6 million Euros, and have managed to save 13 GWh per year.
“We should highlight the role our service station network is playing in the professional integration of disabled people.”
Investment in technology has involved the installation of different equipment, such as presence detectors, telemetering and home automation systems for consumption management, which make it possible to control and optimise the equipment operation (air conditioning, lighting, cold stores…) and provide a saving of 11.9% with respect to the annual average consumption of a service station.
Using statistical analysis techniques, Repsol has also developed its own energy intensity indicator that makes it possible to detect those installations with substantial potential for improvement and those that can be classified as a model of efficiency.