New realities, new services and products
Galp has developed an electric transportation strategy focused on an integrated commercial offering, through the inclusion of electric transportation solutions in our commercial offer, and the implementation of a network of fast-charging points at our service stations in Portugal. Through Galp Electric, we had 65 fast charging stations and 448 normal charging stations, by the end of 2020. We are also developing a charging station infrastructure in Spain, which already includes 31 stations.
We have continued to seek to meet our customers’ expectations, which is why since 2016 Galp has provided Evologic diesel and gasoline, a new fuel range with additives allowing greater savings, extended engine life and greater efficiency.
EI - Energia Independente
EI – Energia Independente is Galp’s strategy for the development of decentralised energy production from renewable sources.
In 2020, during our first three months of operation, more than 500 domestic installations and 8 companies’ installations were carried out, which have allowed to avoid about 1.2 ktonCO2e.
Galp Energy Solutions
Through our energy solutions segment, Galp offers its clients a wide range of services specifically designed to meet the needs of the industry, buildings and transport segments in the national market. Through energy performance contracts, implemented using the ESCO (Energy Service Companies) model, and energy implementation projects, Galp supports its clients in the reduction of their energy consumption and costs and avoiding greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2020, the implemented projects have saved 354 tCO2e, in addition to an annual saving of over 1,583 tCO2e from other projects executed by Galp’s Energy Solutions in previous years.
Galp, through GoWithFlow, is promoting an integrated solution for its customers, in transition to electrification, including charging, fleet management and vehicle sharing systems. GoWithFlow has 4,500 vehicles and 4,000 charging stations.
In 2020, GoWithFlow won the “Best Clean Technology and Industry 4.0 Startup” award from BGI – Building Global Innovators and EIT Digital – European Institute of Innovation & Technology. GoWithFlow was also voted one of the biggest Portuguese scaleups in 2020 and was included in the ranking of the 25 most promising startups in Portugal.
Vehicle-to-Grid Technology (V2G)
Galp is leading the V2G pilot project in Azores, which allows electric car batteries not only to receive but also to supply power to the electric grid.
Hydrogen, the energy of the future
Together with national and international partners, is developing a feasibility study for a pan-European project to implement a green hydrogen production industrial cluster, based in Sines.
Digitisation reaches Upstream
After years of collaboration, Galp and IBM are in the process of completing the development and commercialization of the Cognitive Geoscience Advisor (CGA), a powerful tool that combines artificial intelligence tools and data analysis, with the potential to accelerate and optimize the development of hydrocarbon exploration projects by increasing their competitiveness and efficiency.
Energy Impact Partners
Galp is the only Iberian energy company Limited Partner (LP) at Energy Impact Partners. Energy Impact Partners is a global venture capital fund investing in the world’s best industrial and energy scaleups, that promotes partnerships between their LPs (Global top corporations) and their portfolio companies, where Galp will invest c. €20 m, the majority of which over a five year investment period.
Galp 21 is a university cooperation program whose purpose is the annual development of 21 studies and works carried out by students or master’s students in Portugal’s top three universities - Universidade de Aveiro (University of Aveiro), Instituto Superior Técnico (Higher Technical Institute) and the Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (Engineering School of the University of Porto). Its aim is to identify and develop rational energy systems and behaviors that may be applied to the industry and buildings.
The program is based on a shared mentoring system between Galp (the client manager), the client company and the university concerned. Galp follows up the studies’ accomplishment, with the objective of contributing to its materialization into specific energy efficiency projects in its clients.
Consult here the main figures of the programme in 2019.