It’s a morning just like any other in Santiago, but inside the corporate building for Bupa Chile, the British health group, present in Santiago ever since 2014 in our country, a special milestone is taking place. The top representatives for this company, along with their peers from Enel Chile, simultaneously place both of their hands over two keyboards and activate a combination of lights and colors that symbolize the passage of 100% clean energy to the building of the Bupa Clinic in Santiago, located in La Florida.
That was the exact moment in which this health group became the first one in its field to obtain the “Green Seal”, certifying that all of their facilities, operating as free customers, are supplied exclusively through Unconventional Renewable Energies (URE). However, this symbolic act is not limited to the facilities in the district of La Florida –being the largest of the Group in the world- but now, 56% of the total electric power by which the group provides its operation in Chile comes from these sources, a percentage which they expect will increase over the coming years, reaching 80%.
In this way, Bupa Chile joins the group of more than 30 companies that have participated in this initiative and that have ratified their commitment towards the environment, among them Costanera Center, Unilever, Telefonica, Nestlé and Mall Plaza already have Enel Chile’s “Green Seal”, a certification that is unique in its type, and whose purpose is to certify that the annual electric power consumed by the company has been introduced into the electric power system by renewable sources of electric power generation.
About this initiative, Enel Chile’s CEO, Nicola Cotugno, commented that “the Unconventional Renewable Sources are a reality, assuming an increasingly relevant role in the country’s energy matrix. For this reason, we have created the first certification in Chile that allows us to accredit independent customers that the energy provided to them is 100% clean. Which represents a substantial contribution towards mitigating the environmental impact of their operations.”
However, for Bupa, this initiative goes beyond receiving the certification, since it will be provided with13,850 MW annually of Unconventional Renewable Power during 2018, a figure that is the equivalent to the consumption by 49,464 homes in one month (0.28 MWh on average) and which they intend to increase to reach 20,850 MWh by 2023.
Thus, Enel Chile and Grupo Bupa Chile are now strategic partners, sharing the common commitment to environmental protection and energy efficiency.