#Againstinequality. We foster networks for the future

We work to improve people’s lives by fighting against inequality to make progress without leaving anyone behind, collaborating with public administrations and entities in the Third Sector. Likewise, we operate in four areas of work and eleven lines of action focused on reducing digital, territorial, generational, and gender inequalities.

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Digital inequality

We promote connectivity in the territories where we operate and work in order to foster digital literacy of society by reducing digital barriers to achieve inclusion.

Therefore, we work on:

  • Connectivity: bridging the digital divide.
  • Digital literacy: digital skills gap.
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Territorial inequality

We contribute to reducing urban-rural imbalances by driving the energy transition and promoting entrepreneurship, local development, preserving natural capital, and culture, with local innovation as key tools.

Main lines of work in the territory include:

  • Local development
  • Natural capital
  • Municipalities for ecological transition
  • Conservation of local culture
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Generational inequality

We contribute to reducing child poverty, promoting education, youth employment, and collaborating with training entities in the electrical sector to facilitate the ecological transition.

Different lines of action for children and youth include:

  • Child poverty
  • Youth employment
  • Training for the ecological transition
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Gender inequality

We support social and labour equality for women as a lever of opportunities and progress for all. Additionally, we promote the scientific and technological vocation of women from an early age.

Different lines of work include:

  • Social equality
  • Labour integration
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Other projects of interest

Guidelines for the development of energy transition plans in Spain
Guidelines for the development of energy transition plans in Spain

Redeia, Emprendedorex, EnerAgen, and Next Educación, along with 30 local action groups, constitute the driving force working from the territory to fight against climate change and achieve the targets included in Spain’s National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP).

Portada Guía para la elaboración de Planes de Transición Energética en España

Their first task has been to develop the guidelines for the development of energy transition plans in Spain as part of their participatory local development strategies. A roadmap for territories to define and implement strategies to promote future projects in: ​

  • Energy efficiency
  • Fighting against energy poverty
  • Building rehabilitation
  • Collective self-consumption
  • Local energy communities
Guidelines for the energy transition in local entities

Local Administrations are the cornerstone of the fight against climate change, considering their ability to channel citizens’ demands, promote public policies, and prepare budgets based on their commitment to sustainability, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

Portada Guía para la Transición Energética en las entidades locales

Therefore, Red Eléctrica, together with the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) has developed guidelines for the energy transition in local entities in line with its commitment to promote the culture of energy efficiency, raise awareness of the need for carbon reduction in the economy, and promote a sustainable energy model.

The guidelines are aimed at addressing the main uncertainties that public administrations may have about the energy transition process and guiding municipalities in adopting measures and initiatives that promote responsible and efficient energy consumption, as well as implementing sustainable mobility.

Community energy
Community energy

Red Eléctrica, in collaboration with the Megara Energía cooperative and the Town Hall of Castilfrío de la Sierra (Soria), has launched the first local energy community through the pilot ‘Hacendera Solar’ project, a prototype of a rural energy community based on collective self-consumption with grid support and a participatory model involving the municipality and the local population in its management.

Hacendera solar
Are you familiar with the manual for a rural energy community?

The Hacendera Solar project in Castilfrío de la Sierra has two photovoltaic solar plants of 7.36 and 5.5 kWp for self-consumption that have been installed on the roofs of two municipal buildings. These installations supply electricity for the town hall, the social centre, the doctor’s clinic, a refurbished building, and the laundry building, as well as for pumping water.


Outline the first model of community self-consumption in Castilfrío de la Sierra (Soria).


Promote photovoltaic installations in shared self-consumption mode with grid support.


Encourage investments in low-carbon economies that reduce both emissions and municipalities' current expenditures.


Define the complementarity of the energy demands of the different buildings and facilities owned and/or managed by a municipality.

Results 2020-2021

Establishment of the governance body of the energy community and approval of the Articles of Association.

100% self-consumption achieved in the water pumping system and 84% usage in the social centre.

A slow-charging point for electric vehicles has been installed in the social centre.

Covering 60% of the municipality’s demand for annual electricity.

Reducing its carbon footprint by 6.98 Tm of CO2 a year.

Creating a model that can be extrapolated to the rest of the region’s towns.

Digital axis
Digital axis

Digital Axis is a programme promoted by Fundación Cibervoluntarios and Red Eléctrica to support the digitalisation of Spanish society by promoting the growth of rural areas and reducing inequalities. This project offers tailored and free training in digital skills to boost local development in rural areas of Spain and provide digital skills training to citizens, educational centres, SMEs, local entrepreneurs, and municipal organisations. ​

  • Facilitate the digital transition of rural populations where Red Eléctrica infrastructure development is taking place.
  • Promote digitalisation as a core element of social and economic cohesion to enhance competitiveness and foster local development
  • Increase the digital skills of people living in these areas, ensuring equal opportunities.

Digital skills have become a fundamental driver of development and adaptation to the digital transformation process that the country is undergoing. The goal is to ensure that no one is left behind with technology.

Eje Digital

Results 2022

Four participating municipalities: Fermoselle (Zamora), Villarino de los Aires (Salamanca), Villamayor de Gállego (Zaragoza), and Puebla de Guzmán (Huelva).

A total of 384 people, 61% of whom were women, attended 36 workshops. ​

Creation of a digital space and coworking space in each of the four municipalities.

Oficios en Red
Oficios en Red

Redeia and the Spanish Rural Development Network (REDR) have signed a collaboration agreement to launch Oficios en Red. An initiative that responds to the triple need to promote craftspeople and their products, traditional techniques, and the new role of rural areas as generators of quality products. Oficios en Red seeks to promote collaboration between rural craftspeople and fashion designers in favour of slow fashion.

The aim is to raise awareness among consumers about the benefits of buying handmade garments, furniture, and objects made in Spain of better quality and durability and with a sustainable production process that respects people, biodiversity, and the planet.

Encaje de bolillos

The project is conceived as a tool to counteract depopulation, preserve traditional trades linked to local resources, and promote their craft traditions in the fashion, decoration, and rural tourism sectors. ​

Plataforma Verde (Green Platform)
Plataforma Verde (Green Platform)

FADEMUR, in collaboration with Redeia, has launched a nationwide marketplace platform that enables small producers from small-scale rural family farms to enter into the distribution of their high-quality, locally sourced products.

Secure supply of healthy food

The family production model ensures a secure supply of healthy food while protecting biodiversity and the sustainable use of natural resources, generating employment, and supporting extensive livestock farming. Additionally, family farming, where women are involved, is a model that settles and structures the territory, maintains population levels, and helps fight depopulation in rural areas.

The Plataforma Verde is already operational in the Community of Madrid.

Key achievements

Environmentally sustainable: seasonal and locally sourced products reducing carbon footprint.

Economically sustainable: direct purchase without intermediaries. ​

Socially sustainable: only products from family farms are traded.

Responsible value chain: contributes to the economic, environmental, and social progress of rural areas.

Alimentos Solidarios (Food Solidarity)

Alimentos_Solidarios is a pioneering and innovative initiative launched by Red Eléctrica and FADEMUR to mitigate the serious economic and social side effects resulting from the severe mobility and economic activity restrictions due to the declaration of the state of alarm decreed with regard to the COVID-19 health crisis.

Small-scale agricultural and livestock farms, mostly family-owned and with low profitability, were left in a critical situation due to the closure of their main customers' businesses and local markets, leaving them with perishable fresh products that they could not sell overnight.

It was designed and implemented with a triple objective:

Maintain the wealth of rural territories, as well as food sovereignty.


Prevent the disappearance of rural employment by helping small family agricultural and livestock farms, mainly run by women, facing economic difficulties due to the closure of their customers' businesses.


Donate food and fresh products to social institutions close to the production points throughout the national territory, covering the needs of families and vulnerable groups at risk of exclusion.

The project aligns with the different lines of work on which the Group focuses to build a sustainable and fair future: fighting depopulation, maintaining economic activity in rural areas, promoting diversity in sustainable production and consumption, reducing the carbon footprint, promoting gender equality, and combating hunger.

The initiative built a solidarity network in which 70 producers and family farms collaborated with 71 receiving social organisations to deliver those foods where they were most needed.