The Basque Energy Board, EVE, was created by Decree No. 81/1982 on 5 April as a Public Limited Company. Since it’s creation EVE has been responsible for implementing the Energy policy of the Basque Government. Currently the EVE Group Staff is constituted of 304 members.

Main activities

The EVE Group provides services in the areas of:
Energy Efficiency in the Industrial, Transport and Residential and Services sectors.

  • Technical assistance Diagnoses and energy audits; consumption monitoring; advice on energy and environmental legislation; viability studies for CHP facilities and other types of investment; certificate of energy efficien cy in buildings; vehicle diagnosis; energy studies in ships, etc.
  • Training Master’s degree in energy efficiency; postgraduate course in energy efficiency in industry; training for operators of equipment with high-energy consumption; specific courses in CHP; atmospheric pollution; climate control and other energy-related subjects.
  • Support for designing information and publicity campaigns.
  • Publications and simulators of energy-consuming equipment.

Renewable energy (solar thermal and photovoltaic, wind, landfill biogas, small hydro, biomass, etc.).

  • Technical assistance Assessment of potential and energy strategy studies; Technical and economic viability studies of investment projects; design, construction and operation of energy projects, etc.
  • Training.
  • Publications and videos.

Energy planning

  • Technical assistance Definition of energy policies and strategies, energy balance sheets, industry-specific studies, definition of indicators.
  • Publications. (See our web site
  • Computer models of energy trends.
  • Energy legislation.

Natural gas Infrastructure and Distribution
Exploration for hydrocarbons
Hydro-geology and mining

  • Technical assistance in hydro-geology Complete hydro-geological studies; studies of municipal supply; assessment of existing sites; underground water studies and quality control; assessments of potential of surface water; viability studies of using mineral water and water with medicinal properties.
  • Geological theme maps Regional hydro-geological maps; metallogenetic maps; mapping of industrial rocks and minerals.
  • Mine exploration.

Quality, human resources and business organisation

Area of activities

The EVE Group’s activities are concentrated in the Basque Country, although since 1989 the company has extended its operations to cover specific projects in various countries in the European Union, Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America.


EVE is in constant contact with the economic world of the Basque Country and its clients include leading Basque companies, state bodies and professional organisations. Internationally, EVE’s most important clients are the European Commission – through its Directorates General for Energy and External Relations – and multilateral banks. EVE habitually works in consortium with local consultancy and engineering firms and others from the European Union.


RELaTED innovative technologies for district heating systems

The concept of RELaTED is that where lower distribution temperatures are paired by a set of innovative technologies enabling for the rearrangement of DH networks into a collection of energy hubs, not only with local heat consumption, but also heat production, based on the following technologies:

RELaTED demonstrations sites: Denmark, Estonia, Serbia and Spain

Considering the complexities and particularities of each district heating (DH), RELaTED concept is being implemented in four different DH networks covering extremely different climatic conditions, construction traditions, urban density, pre-existing district scheme, ownership and energy services contract schemes.

Basque Energy Agency celebrates its 35th anniversary

The Basque Government’s energy agency, Ente Vasco de la Energía (EVE), is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Throughout its history, it has contributed to the development of a planned and sustained energy policy for the Basque Country. From the industrial and energy restructuring of the 1980s to the current transition towards renewables, energy policy has formed […]

Wave energy in the Basque Country

EVE launched in February 2016 the OPERA project (Open Sea Operating Experience to Reduce Wave Energy Costs). Within its framework, open-sea operating data from on offshore trial will be gathered, analyzed and shared, to validate and de-risk several industrial innovations for wave energy, taking them from a laboratory environment to a marine environment, opening the […]

Best Practices

Technology Interpretation Centre Basque Country, Spain

The BTEK aim is making technology closer to young people, mainly at secondary school level, through the promotion of a scientific and technological culture.

Window replacement program in the Basque Country

The project aim, promoted by the Basque Government, is replacing old and inefficient windows in residential buildings thanks to grant programs, covering 22% (maximum) of the replacement cost.


A Flexible Approach to Deployment & Conversion of DH Net. to Low Temperature, with Increased Use of Solar Systems

District heating (DH) systems are key systems for the de-carbonization of heating energy in European Cities. In order to allow for this transition, while guaranteeing competitive energy costs, conversion of DHs is required. DH operation temperature needs to be reduced in order to increase the performance of renewable systems and operation criteria needs to be adopted for the introduction of weather-dependent, distributed heat sources such as solar systems.

Design of consumer thermal substations for the integration of distributed solar technologies in District Heating systems

Victor Sanchez and Roberto Garay, of Tecnalia, will present a new consumer substation on the 5th International Solar District Heating Conference.

DATA4ACTION Data Access Guidebook for SEAPs

Energy data is crucial for identifying trends in the economic priority sectors to target energy policies and to ensure energy efficiency improvements and increased renewable energy deployment.

Guía de acceso a datos para planes de acción de energía sostenible

El proyecto Data4Action ha tenido como objetivo mejorar el acceso de las autoridades públicas a los datos energéticos de carácter local, a través de la creación y/o mejora de Observatorios regionales de energía y sostenibilidad que faciliten a los municipios la gestión y seguimiento de sus planes de acción.


Municipal meeting: “Covenant of Mayors and Mayors” and “Walking towards the Covenant”

EVE organises this event to disseminate the experience of the EuroPACE project and other similar initiatives at different levels, as well as municipal experiences of financing different projects related to achieving a more sustainable society.