Reducing overall consumption

Barcelona consumes 14,995 GWh/year and only 140 GWh of this is generated by renewable or residual energy. To reduce this overall consumption of 9.25 MWh per inhabitant, the City Council wants to minimise the city's energy dependence on fossil fuels and promote local generation of renewable energy connected to the grid, in order to reduce CO2 emissions and create a new and more sustainable energy model.

... And increasing local energy generation

Currently, the city generates 6,520 GWh of electricity per year locally, which represents 26% of electrical energy consumed in Barcelona. But as only 1% of this energy is renewable the challenge is twofold: to generate more energy locally that is clean energy.

A new assessment with significant new developments

All these data (and many more) are provided in the new 2017 Barcelona Energy Assessment. It should be noted that the data can be viewed by district, the impact of energy consumption in terms of GHG emissions, the main cause of climate change, and the trend in emissions in Barcelona in recent years.

It also includes the City Council Energy Assessment, which represents 3.6% of overall consumption. This consumption has remained more or less stable in recent years, despite the increase in the number of municipal facilities and services. This is due to a variety of energy saving initiatives in an extensive range of areas such as buildings, facilities, lighting and vehicle fleets, among others.