In 2017, 14.8% of the EBITDA posted by the Group was accounted for by its electricity business.
15.6 GW of electricity generation capacity
15,7% of the Group's EBITDA
7.6 million supply points
35.4 TWh commercialised
We hold a leading position in the markets where we operate. We have extensive knowledge of all power generation technologies and of the infrastructure capable of adapting to the needs of every energy model and reality present in each country.
Power generation technologies
Electricity generation is subdivided into the ordinary regime (hydraulic, nuclear, coal, fuel-oil and gas combined cycles technologies) and the special regime (wind, co-generation and photovoltaictechnologies).For the latter, the company owns its subsidiary company dedicated to renewables.
Combined cycles7 GW
Natural gas combined cycles aremore efficient than other technologies based on fossil fuels as they produce energy in two phases.
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Our commitment to thermal technology comes in the form of coal and fuel-gasplants.
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With more than 50 years’ experience managing and operating the Spanish nuclear plants of Almaraz and Trillo.
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Generation by country
In Spain, our generation capacity is 12.5 GW with significant operations in five technologies: 7 GW from combined cycle power plants, 2 GW from hydropower, 1.7 GW from coal, 1.2 GW from renewables and 0.6 GW from nuclear.
Naturgy’s market share comprises 17.4% in non-renewable generation and 2.1% in renewable energy.
At an international level, we operate through Global Power Generation (GPG) with 3.1 GW installed capacity. 2.3 GW from combined cycle power plants (Mexico), 0.2 GW from fuel (Dominican Republic), from 0.1 GW hydropower (Costa Rica and Panama) and 0.5 GW from renewable power (Mexico, Australia and Brazil).
We distribute electricity in Spain and Latin America. Furthermore, being leaders in the combined sale of natural gasand electricity gives us significant advantages, such as being able to benefit from a lower service cost, an integrated customer service and lower purchase costs, resulting in increased customer loyalty.
One of our main businesses is the distribution of electricity to small users: residential consumers, SMEs and large enterprises. We have 7.6 million supply points and a distribution network of 215,532 km. We are one of the most efficient operators in terms of the operation and maintenance costs of our electricity distribution business.
Electricity distribution in Europe is concentrated in Spain: we are the third-largest Spanish operator, with close on 3.7 million customers. We also operate in Latin America, where we provide services to 3.8 million customers in Argentina, Chileand Panama.