Barcelona Energia is the public electricity distributor for the Barcelona Metropolitan Area. Its mission is to work towards the transition to a sustainable energy model by boosting self-sufficiency and favouring locally produced 100% renewable energy certified by the CNMC.

On 1 July, Barcelona Energia began supplying electricity to buildings and facilities belonging to Barcelona City Council, in addition to 19 bodies and organisations of the municipal group of companies, a total of 3,908 service points. From 2019, facilities in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area and the city’s residents will also be offered this service, up to a maximum of 20,000 homes.

Barcelona City Council's full council meeting of March 31 2017 approved the creation of a public electricity distributor, through the public company Tractament i Selecció de Residus, SA, (TERSA). Since February, Barcelona Energia has marketed all the energy it manages and exploits, totalling around 200 GWh/year.

Barcelona Energia is the largest 100% public electricity distributor in Spain. Cities such as Cádiz and Pamplona are also opting for similar models. It is an instrument for promoting and stimulating local, renewable energy generation (mostly solar energy) both for municipal facilities and for Barcelona residents (self-generation - home consumption) Its main values are:

  • To commercialise renewable electricity with a 100% green Guarantee of Origin accredited by the National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC).
  • It is a public company promoting 100% public energy and working in coordination with the other city services and the Barcelona Metropolitan Area.
  • It promotes locally produced green energy and aims to reduce energy losses associated with transport and to break dependence on the current electrical oligopoly. 
  • The company is transparent in terms of information about where the supplied energy comes from and the final invoiced cost. 
  • It promotes energy culture for the general public, in order to improve efficiency and savings.
  • It encourages participative governance, creating spaces where the general public can play an active role in decision-making about the energy distributor. 
  • It focuses on the city’s residents, ensuring the right to energy for all in response to Act 24/2015.