Our dataIn 2018, Naturgy’s combined-cycle power plants generated 7 GW in Spain and 2.3 GW in Mexico. Naturgy controls and operates the most efficient set of combined-cycle power plants in
Spain and in the best locations. Good positioning in Spain and Latin America enables us to harness power generation investment opportunities.
More sustainableCombined cycles are the technology for producing electricity from fossil fuels with fewer associated CO² emissions. In 2017, we avoided the emission of 128.9 Mt CO2 mostly thanks to the lower emission factor of combined cycles.
More efficientCombined cycles produce energy in two stages. In the first, they generate electricity through the direct combustion of natural gas. In the second, they make use of the residual gases, which are still hot, to generate steam from water that moves a turbine to produce more energy.
Almost half of the energy produced, with combined-cycle power plants
Net energy production by Naturgy in 2018 stood at over 28,000 GWh, of which 14,011 GWh -almost half- were in Spain.