Alpiq expands electricity presence in Spain

Atel Energía, the Spanish subsidiary of Swiss energy company Alpiq Group, has purchased Hispaelec, EDF's sales company in Spain, as part of its progressive expansion in central Europe.

Atel Energía has been pushing electricity sales in Spain. After the acquisition it will be the biggest energy provider in Spain outside of the traditional Spanish electricity companies.

Atel Energía and Hispaelec sold more than three TWh of electricity last year and together manage more than 800 customers.

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