About Bizkaia

Bizkaia is the largest of the three Historic Territories of the Basque Country and its capital, Bilbao, the main city in the north of Spain and the Atlantic Arch of Europe.

At international level Bizkaia has earned itself a position as a knowledge hub and an industrial reference centre in the field of energy. A strategic sector with significant dynamism throughout its value chain and which leads the energy transition.

Energy: a strategic sector for Bizkaia

A sector committed to reinforcing its referential position and leadership in the energy transitionthe diversification of energy sources, the promotion of renewable energy, Smart Grids and the development of the Basque Hydrogen Corridor.

The region possesses the features to create a hydrogen economy hub: the refinery, the port and the consumption centres. Thus, Bizkaia is firmly committed to a hydrogen ecosystem that promotes both the industrial and technological development of the productive sector and the decarbonisation of industrial processes and sectors such as transport.

Bizkaia has trailblazing, leading global companies such as Iberdrola, Petronor and their entire chain of suppliers, and the presence of important international corporations with manufacturing plants and R&D centres in Bizkaia, such as Alstom, Siemens, General Electric and ABB.

Companies from the energy sector are supported by a robust scientific-technological infrastructure that is committed to the creation of knowledge and innovation.

The Energy Intelligence Center is a Centre for the promotion of the competitiveness of companies in the sector based on competitive intelligence, technological development, the creation of knowledge and access to the most advanced markets.

Strategic initiatives – energy in Bizkaia.

  • EIC – Energy Intelligence Centre: a centre of innovation and generation for the energy sector.
  • Global Smartgrids Innovation Hub: a centre for innovation led by Iberdrola that brings together suppliers, start-ups and other actors.
  • Bidelek Project: implementation of smart networks.
  • BIMEP: offshore testing platform for marine energy collector prototypes.

Reference firms in Bizkaia in the field of energy

  • Iberdrola
  • Petronor
  • Siemens-Gamesa
  • Sener
  • Ormazabal
  • Arteche – Group
  • Ingeteam
  • Nortegas
  • ZIV