Iberdrola has signed a partnership with Bilbao Biscay-based Woza Labs to protect its power lines from climate change. The startup will use its expertise to develop digital solutions, such as geographic information systems and satellite image analysis, which will enable Iberdrola's network business to predict, plan and quantify climate risks that may cause damage to network assets. Woza Labs is the winner of the challenge launched in October by Iberdrola through its PERSEO startup programme. The Basque company will design a programme to determine how climate change and its derivatives - strong winds, torrential rains, Filomenas - may affect Iberdrola's grids. This will allow the company chaired by Ignacio Galán to prioritise grid investments or reforms to mitigate these risks. The aim is to scale this type of solution to the geographies where the group operates.Distribution lines are one of the pillars of the electricity system worldwide, and even more so with the integration of renewable production, the drive for energy efficiency and the improvement of the quality of supply. Iberdrola, with 1.1 million power lines, aims to reduce faults in distribution networks in forest environments, most of which are due to falling trees and branches caused by weather phenomena caused by climate change. The distribution grid, due to its extension and the new environmental threats, requires investments to improve its resilience, so that it is prepared to face these threats.