Vodafone is actively working towards achieving 100% renewable energy. However, Vodafone Spain’s energy team lacks access to transparent data on the green energy they bought for environmental reporting. Too much administrative work is needed to collect proof of energy certificate cancellation so that they can report with confidence.
The company’s energy team needed to invest more than 100 hours to manually obtain this data, process it and get auditor approval. They had to call their local energy supplier to get confirmation of the volume and type of energy certificates that were cancelled for Vodafone. Moreover, Vodafone Spain has 13,000 energy consumption sites (e.g. antennas), making data collection especially time consuming and prone to errors.
Vodafone implemented FlexiDAO’s software solution, REspring, in 2020. As REspring is directly integrated with the national energy certificate registry, Vodafone can now automatically collect a list of all Guarantees of Origin that are officially cancelled by their energy supplier.
REspring scans 13,000 consumption sites, that account for more than 500 GWh, and provides the emission calculation and the exact plant of origin of each certificate, as well as other data to assess the real environmental impact of the procurement strategy (e.g., age, technology and location of the sourcing renewable energy plant).
With FlexiDAO, Vodafone’s energy team can now: