Participation in organisations and associations

The Group is a member of, and actively participates in, various organisations and associations (both national and international) in order to raise awareness and inform about the fundamental aspects of its activities and, in a more general manner, about the electricity sector, and to position itself regarding the development of guidelines and operational criteria for electricity grids and systems, especially in the European Union.

The objective is to provide complete and transparent information to policy makers and legislators so that they have the best possible information at their disposal when making decisions on energy and environmental issues.

Transparency in institutional relations

Our presence in the institutions is based on the principles of the Company's 2030 Sustainability Commitment and, in particular, that of transparency.

In addition, Red Eléctrica has been registered in the voluntary ‘UE Transparency Register’ platform, managed by the European Parliament and the European Commission since 2011. In this way, the Company acts in a transparent manner informing its stakeholders of the actions that are carried out to contribute to the decision-making processes of the EU institutions.

In 2021, 80 memberships to various organisations and professional entities were formalised. The following table shows Red Eléctrica’s annual contribution (€) over the last four years for activities regarding representation in organisations and associations.

  FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020 FY 2021
Lobbying, interest representation or similar 0 0 0 0
Local, regional or national political campaigns / organizations / candidates 0 0 0 0
Trade associations or tax-exempt groups (e.g. think tanks) 2,352,456 2,380,418 2,559,310 2,717,918.93
Other 0 0 0 0
Total contributions and other spending 2,352,456 2,380,418 2,559,310 2,717,918.93
Data coverage (as % of denominator) 100% 100% 100% 100%

Participation in organisations

Noteworthy is Red Eléctrica’s participation in the following organisations that not only promote a national and international electricity grid comprised of efficient and sustainable infrastructure and which is fully accepted by society, but also place special focus on the integration of renewable energy, with a contribution of 2,301,129€.

ENTSO-E (European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity), network that groups together the transmission agents and operators of electricity systems (TSOs) in Europe, constituted according to the mandate of regulation EC 714/2009
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Renewable Grid Initiative (RGI), initiative between European TSOs and NGOs
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Spanish Energy Club, a national entity formed by agents that are related to or deal with energy

The Group also participates in numerous organization and associations whose objective is to share and extend best practices, among which the following are noteworthy:

Best practices in corporate management

Club de Excelencia en Sostenibilidad

Non-profit business association that seeks to promote sustainability by sharing and disseminating good practices.

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Association of companies and professionals of corporate social responsibility / sustainability whose mission is to promote the integration of social, environmental and good governance aspects of the strategy and management of companies and organisations.

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ICGN (International Corporate Governance Network)

Investor-led organisation whose mission is to promote effective standards of corporate governance and investor management to advance in efficient markets and sustainable economies around the world, guided by the Global Governance Principles and the Global Principles of Global Accountability of ICGN.

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Spanish Green Growth Group

The Spanish Green Growth Group is an Association created to promote public-private collaboration and jointly advance environmental challenges.

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ASCOM (Spanish Compliance Association)

First association constituted with the objective of giving professional status to the function of Compliance. In addition, it acts as a think tank to exchange ideas and best practices among the professionals and entities belonging to it.

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Best sectorial practices

CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems)

Organisation which groups together electricity companies, manufacturers of capital equipment and goods, engineering companies, universities and research centres from around the world with the aim of exchanging technical knowledge. Red Eléctrica holds the position of President and Secretary of the Spanish Committee and is also member of various committees.

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EASE (European Association for the Storage of Energy)

European association that promotes energy storage as an essential tool to improve flexibility and provide services for the energy system with full respect to the EU’s climate and energy policies.

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The Basque Energy Cluster

The Basque Energy Cluster is made up of the leading companies in the energy sector located in the Basque Country (energy operators, component and equipment manufacturers), agents of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network and public administration bodies involved in the energy field.

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The Energy Cluster of the Valencia Region

The Energy Cluster of the Valencia Region is a non-profit association constituted with the aim of boosting the energy sector in the Valencia Region and promoted by the main companies in the sector. The Cluster has companies of different size and nature, present in the energy value chain: generators, operators, marketers, engineers, installers, computer and cross-sectional services, power electronics, equipment and component manufacturers, technological institutes, universities and public administration bodies with responsibilities in the field of energy.

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