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Paris Climate Summit: challenges and achievements

Red Eléctrica de España has sponsored the conference "Paris Climate Summit: challenges and achievements", organised by the Association of Environmental Information Journalists.

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The series of Intelligent Energy Forums in the Chamber of Commerce in Seville come to an end

More than 200 entrepreneurs in the energy and renewable energy sector have taken part in the Forums.

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International Volunteer Day. The world changes.

The corporate volunteering group of Red Eléctrica de España promotes employee collaboration in solidarity activities.

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The role of companies in Agenda 2030

With the adoption of 2030 Agenda, the United Nations counts on the business and private sectors to ensure this ambitious international agreement succeeds.

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Disability and talent

The integration of persons with disabilities is an essential objective of Red Eléctrica.

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Conservation of the Bonelli's Eagle in Castellón

Red Eléctrica collaborates with the Government of Valencia and the University of Alicante.

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Red Eléctrica, distinguished in the 18th edition of the Citizens Awards (‘Premios Ciudadanos’)

The Company has been recognised for its dissemination actions regarding the contribution of light and electricity in the progress of society.

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The ‘Il·lumina't’ exhibition opens its doors to the public of Majorca

The exhibition is a tour through the different ways in which the phenomenon of lighting and light manifests itself.

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Wind power energy reached a new all-time high for demand coverage on the Peninsula

At 4:50 am on 21 November, wind power energy covered 70.4% of the peninsular electricity demand.

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Toledo hosts the Informative Seminars on Safety in Forest Fire Fighting Operations

Eva Pagan underlines Red Eléctrica’s sensible approach to forest fire prevention and safety

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Red Eléctrica’s 10th Collective Bargaining Agreement. Efficiency

The negotiation of the 10th Collective Bargaining Agreement was based on three essential pillars, sustainability, flexibility and efficiency, which marked the negotiation and therefore the agreement reached.

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The workshop 'Discover the light' in Castilla-La Mancha

This initiative, encompassed within the International Year of Light, is carried out simultaneously in Toledo, Cuenca, Albacete, Guadalajara and Ciudad Real until 13 November.

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The electricity interconnection ratio

The value indicating the weight of the international interconnections of a country with respect to its installed power generation capacity is called the electricity interconnection ratio.

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Red Eléctrica collaborates with the University of Las Palmas on R&D&I projects

Both institutions collaborate on R&D&I projects for the control of the stability and maintenance of the transmission grid in the Canary Islands; projects that have a financial allocation of more than 245,000 euros.

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Red Eléctrica, recognised by CDP for the transparency of its information on climate change

Information published by Red Eléctrica regarding its emissions and energy use is within the framework of CDP’s climate change programme.  

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Red Eléctrica schedules informative workshops on efficient lighting in five municipalities of Castilla y León

This initiative, encompassed within the International Year of Light, began today in Herrera de Pisuerga and will also be held in the cities of Burgos, Ponferrada, Tordesillas and Ávila.

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Red Eléctrica maintains its leadership as a Company that provides employment

Red Eléctrica has been ranked 21st out of a total of 100 companies that were selected to be included in the Corporate Reputation Monitor, Merco Talento.

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The CARS project receives an award from AEGFA

Red Eléctrica de España´s CARS project has received an award from the Spanish Association of Fleet Managers (AEGFA) in the Efficient Fleet Management category.

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57 young graduates take part in the ‘Practica+’ programme 2015-2016

The objective of this programme is to promote the practical training of students who have graduated in different specialties.

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Red Eléctrica takes part in the meeting chaired by Ban Ki-moon in Madrid

The UN Secretary-General meets with Spanish businessmen to inspire them to action in order to lead compliance with the United Nations Development Agenda.

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The Regional Minister for Economy, Enterprise and Employment of Castilla-La Mancha visits Red Eléctrica

The current situation of the electricity system in the region and the development of the electricity transmission grid, as set out in the new 2015-2020 Planning, were presented to the Regional Minister at a meeting held this morning.

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Amicable agreement for the installation of facilities

Through ongoing dialogue, Red Eléctrica strives to obtain the greatest level of collaboration from the landowners affected by the execution of transmission grid development projects.

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Education for the responsible use of electricity

Red Eléctrica de España and Radio ECCA (The Cultural Radio Station of the Canary Islands) collaborate on the dissemination of the responsible use of electricity.

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Red Eléctrica takes part in the 7th edition of the Companies Solidarity Day

Company volunteers helped in the horticulture work of the organic vegetable garden of the Fundación Juan XXIII as part of the seventh edition of the Companies Solidarity Day.

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Mr. Soria chairs a meeting on renewables in the Canary Islands

The Minister for Industry has held a meeting at Red Eléctrica’s head office in the Canary Islands with representatives of the renewable industry in the archipelago.

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National electricity demand in Spain grows 2.5% in the first nine months of the year

Between January and September, renewable energy has covered 38.6% of the net production on the Spanish peninsula and 58.6% was obtained using technologies which produce zero CO2 emissions.

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Hopes and challenges for a new era

Juan Lasala, Chief Executive Officer of Red Eléctrica.

Juan Lasala, Chief Executive Officer of Red Eléctrica, analyses some of the challenges faced by the Company in the coming years.

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Red Eléctrica committed to the conservation of posidonia seagrass meadows in the Balearic Islands

The Company undertakes a research project aimed at accelerating the natural colonisation of this species, a plant endemic to the Mediterranean Sea.

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Red Eléctrica sponsors a conference on ‘Light’ in Galicia

From left to right, the Dean of the Physics Faculty, Luis Miguel Varela; the Rector of the University, Juan Viaño, and the Regional Delegate for Red Eléctrica in Galicia, Carlos González Patiño.

The Company has sponsored this activity as part of the International Year of Light.
 

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Electricity exchange capacity

The commercial exchange capacity is the maximum power available for import and export after the electricity systems’ safety requirements have been met.

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Red Eléctrica commemorates its 30th Anniversary in Andalusia

The Company commemorates its 30th anniversary in Seville.

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Permitting authorisations for facilities of the electricity transmission grid

The commencement of activities associated to commissioning new electricity transmission facilities requires the processing of various permitting authorisations.

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Red Eléctrica participates in an electronic book on best practices in work-life balance

Three employees of the Company have provided testimony for an electronic book that tells about the good practices of companies in the work-life balance field.

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Reintel and the telecommunications business of Red Eléctrica

Red Eléctrica Infraestructuras de Telecomunicación S.A.U., Reintel, was founded on 1 July 2015 as an additional step in the development of the telecommunications business.

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Red Eléctrica employees and their families participate in the sixth edition of the ‘Heart Race’

Around 80 employees of Red Eléctrica de España and their families signed up for this sixth edition of the race in one of the following categories.

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Red Eléctrica collaborates in the Movilab initiative, a scientific laboratory on wheels

Movilab is a mobile laboratory in wich workshops and scientific experiments are performed focused on the International Year of Light.

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Interruptibility service for large consumers

The system operator may require large consumers (large-scale industry) to reduce their power consumption in order to ensure the safety and sustainability of the system.

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Red Eléctrica's commitment to climate change

Climate change.

Environmental sustainability has always formed part of the Company’s management of ever since it was founded in 1985.

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What is a substation?

What is a substation?

A substation is an electricity facility that is vital for the operation of any electricity system and whose function is to interconnect various elements within the grid.

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Good practice ‘Highly Commended’ by the EFQM

The project ‘Birds and power lines. Mapping of bird flight paths’ has received the ‘Highly Commended’ certificate of recognition. 

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Sustainability reports

Transparency is an inherent quality and a cornerstone of the responsible management of any organisation that is committed to sustainability as a business model.

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Collaboration with the Girona Regional Council to promote musical education

Both entities have, for the second consecutive year, signed a collaboration agreement to support musical education activities at the Girona School of Music.

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Declaration of public utility of transmission grid facilities

This declaration represents the specific recognition that each planned line or substation is designed to meet objectives of general interest and involves the need to occupy land, imposes the right of easement of electricity infrastructure.

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The ‘Red Electrica de España' wins its first Copa del Rey de Vela in the X-35 class

Victory, after six consecutive years of taking part in the Copa del Rey sailing competition.

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10th Red Eléctrica Collective Bargaining Agreement. Flexibility

The 10th Red Eléctrica de España Collective Bargaining Agreement, signed on 24 April 2014, is based on three essential pillars: sustainability, flexibility and efficiency.

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Red Eléctrica presents the ‘Enlace’ (Link) Trophy in the 34th edition of the Copa del Rey sailing competition

Red Eléctrica presents the ‘Enlace’ (Link) Trophy in the 34th edition of the Copa del Rey sailing competition
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Bird-flight diverters

Bird-flight diverters increase the visibility of the electricity transmission facilities and therefore prevent birds from accidentally colliding with them.

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Workshops for the definition of the Innovation and Technological Development Plan 2016-2019

The R&D+i Department of Red Eléctrica de España shares information and knowledge with experts of the sector to define the future scenario of the proposed technological lines to be undertaken by the Company, as well as the objectives of the new

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Gross demand and corrected demand

One of the indicators used to analyse the evolution of the country’s economic activity is the electricity demand, as the higher the electricity consumption, the greater the activity in the country.

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Regata Illas Atlánticas Red Electrica de España for Classic and Vintage Boats

For the third consecutive year Red Eléctrica de España sponsors the Regata Illas Atlánticas for Classic and Vintage Boats

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Juan Lasala, new Chief Executive Officer of the Red Eléctrica Group

The Board of Directors of Red Eléctrica, in its meeting today, 28 July, has agreed to the appointment of Mr. Juan Lasala as Chief Executive Officer of the Red Eléctrica Group, after having been appointed Executive Director at the Extraordinar

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Environmental Impact Statement: the authorisation that looks out for the environment

The majority of the construction projects of facilities for the electricity transmission grid require, among other authorisations, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

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All-time summer records for daily energy in the Balearic Islands

All-time summer records for daily energy were reached in the electricity systems of Ibiza-Formentera and the Balearic Islands during the month of July.

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Red Eléctrica’s blog is born

The Chairman of Red Eléctrica, José Folgado, brings into context the birth of the Company’s blog in year that has great relevance for Red Eléctrica.

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Strategic Plan 2014-2019

On 24 February, after a thorough process of reflection, the Board of Directors approved the 2014-2019 Strategic Plan that sets the strategic lines that will pave the way for the Company’s strategy in the coming years.

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Collaborates with the Energy Foundation of the Community of Madrid on energy efficiency

Both entities have signed a collaboration agreement for energy efficiency in a state school in Vallecas (Madrid).

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Clean energy: electricity generation that is respectful with the environment

Electricity generation technologies that do not emit CO2 into the atmosphere are considered clean energies.

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Environmental education in the region of Sanabria (Zamora)

The environmental educational programme ‘I plant my land’ was launched in order to raise awareness among students about the importance of the conservation of trees and natural areas. 

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The voltage

The voltage or potential difference between two points of an electric field is the energy that is dissipated when moving a unit of electric charge between those points. Its unit of measurement is the volt (V). 

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Commitment to adult education

Red Eléctrica and Radio ECCA sign a collaboration agreement for the promotion of educational and socio-cultural activities

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‘A highway behind the wall socket’, in Tarrasa

As of May, Red Eléctrica’s traveling exhibition can be found at the Museo de la Ciencia y de la Técnica de Cataluña.

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Birds and Power Lines: mapping of bird flight paths

The project ‘Birds and Power Lines: mapping of bird flight paths’ received recognition from the European Commission with the European Environment Award 2014 in the ‘Business and Biodiversity’ category.

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Chairman's Welcome

The Chairman of Red Eléctrica de España, José Folgado, presents Entrelíneas, the new Company blog.