Companies which develop their own market research.
ACCIONA Energy is a world leader in renewable energies with a major presence in eighttechnologies. In wind power it has installed 5,403 MW, owned by the company and other companies, in 195 wind parks in 13 countries, and it produces wind turbines using proprietary technology. As of June30, 2008, the company had installed 65 MW of solar thermal plants, and 97 MW of photovoltaic power. It also owns and operates three biomass plants (33 MW) and 19 small hydro power stations (59 MW). Inbiofuels, it produces biodiesel from vegetable oils and bioethanol from wine-surplus alcohol. (www.acciona- energy.com) ACCIONA Energy belongs to the ACCIONA group, a leading Spanish corporation withactivities in more than 30 countries on five continents. It works in the fields of infrastructures, energy, hydro resources and services. ACCIONA has a workforce of over 40,000 employees and is quotedon the Spanish IBEX-35
Is the largest electric utility company in Spain and a subsidiary of the Italian utility company Enel. It has 10 million customers in Spain, with domestic annualgeneration of over 97,600 GWh from nuclear, fossil-fueled, hydroelectric, and renewable resource power plants. Internationally, it serves another 10 million customers and provides over 80,100 GWhannually. Total customers numbered 22.2 million as of December 31, 2004. It also markets energy in Europe. The company has additional interests in Spanish natural gas and telecommunications companies.
In2006 and 2007 Endesa was the target of takeover bids by Gas Natural, Germany's E.ON and the Italian firm Enel. Despite Barcelona-based Gas Natural being half the size of Endesa, its bid was championedby the socialist government as an all-Spanish deal. The opposition People's Party and some Madrid politicians had criticised the bid, alleging political interference by the socialists and a Catalan...