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The compliance function and its progression within companies

The Corporate Governance and Compliance Department explains the implementation of a new Compliance System aligned with best practices in this field.

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The local council of La Eliana hosts the Red Eléctrica’s contest ‘Olympiada entreREDes’

Players move around a map of Spain traveling along the main power lines and substations of the electricity transmission grid.

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Red Eléctrica contributes to birdlife conservation in the region of Valencia

Red Eléctrica de España has completed work on the installation of bird flight diverters on four electricity lines that run through the province of Castellón with the aim of minimising the potential risk of collision of birds.

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A Red Eléctrica project selected as finalist of the 2016 EnerTIC Awards

The VODI project, a remote video surveillance system for high-voltage electricity substations, which seeks to provide this type of infrastructure with the capability to supervise facility operations and identify any possible anomalies, competed in

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Security of supply in the Barcelona area strengthened

Work has been completed on the new 220 kV Collblanc-Trinitat line that links the far north and south of the city. This is the most important electricity line built in Barcelona in the last seven years.

 

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Red Eléctrica, Global Partner of the #PorElClima Community

The objetive of this initiative is to move from commitment to action in the fight against climate change. 

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Helicopter used to replace towers of the Ciudadela-Mercadal line (Menorca)

Red Eléctrica has replaced the electricity towers of the 132 kilovolt Ciudadela-Mercadal line, 17 of them with the help of a helicopter.

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CSR projects in municipalities of Castellón, linked to the Mezquita-Morella electricity line

The municipalities of Todolella, Zorita del Maestrazgo and Forcall now have new facilities and equipment for social activities thanks to the collaboration agreement signed with Red Eléctrica de España.Los municipios de Todolella, Zorita del Maestr

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The exhibition ‘A highway behind the wall socket’ is inaugurated in Palma de Majorca

The exhibition, produced by Red Eléctrica, aims to teach society more about how the Spanish electricity system works and raise awareness among citizens on the efficient use of energy.

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What is the Red Eléctrica Index?

Since February 2013, Red Eléctrica has published statistical information regarding the demand for electricity from consumers with a contracted power capacity over 450 kilowatts (kW).

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The "Young people for young people" project in Gran Canaria is launched

This project, sponsored by Red Eléctrica and sponsored by the Helsinki España University Network, will train young university students under the age of 30 in human rights matters and facilitate the transfer of these values ​​to schoolchildren.

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Collaboration to maintain trails in the surroundings of the Ordesa Park

Red Eléctrica has signed an agreement with the Local Council of Torla, Huesca, to renovate trails in this municipality, whose location makes it the natural entrance to the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park.

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Eva Pagán highlights Red Eléctrica’s commitment to the prevention of forest fires

The General Manager of Transmission Division for Red Eléctrica closes the informative sessions on forest fire prevention, organised by the Community of Castilla-La Mancha.

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The ‘entreREDes’ game, at the Murcia Science Week

During this science fair, about 300 secondary school students from various educational centres in Murcia were able to try out the entreREDes game

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Another male golden eagle captured and fitted with a radio-tracking device in Navarra

The male eagle captured has been given the name of ‘Hegoi’, ‘wind of the south’ in Euskera.

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Jose Folgado takes part in a conference on the future of renewable energy

The Chairman of Red Eléctrica highlights the role of the Company as transmission agent and operator of the electricity system in the new global energy model.

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The virtuous circle of electrification

Summary of the presentation by the Chairman of Red Eléctrica, José Folgado, at the conference "Keys to the future of renewable energy" held at the premises of the Association of Economists of Cantabria.

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Red Eléctrica presents the study ‘Posidonia oceanica’ at Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden

Pioneering research project on the world stage for the large-scale recovery of Posidonia oceanica on seabeds, whose colonies form 'meadows' of a high ecological value for the marine ecosystems of the Mediterranean.

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Red Eléctrica has received an award from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

The Company has been recognised by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) as a leading company, for its performance and strategies in the fight against climate change.

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Red Eléctrica renews its collaboration with the city of El Granado (Huelva)

The Company will promote the ‘Feria de Artesanía’ an arts and craft fair that brings together more than thirty craftsmen from Spain and Portugal from 28 to 30 October.

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Over 86,000 people have visited the exhibition 'A highway behind the wall socket' in Tarrasa

Red Eléctrica’s traveling exhibition has welcomed more than 360,000 visitors since its inception in 2010.

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Red Eléctrica supports the 13th 'Granaries and landscapes' Fast Painting Contest

The Company will collaborate on this open-air painting contest to be held on 29 October in Ribera de Arriba (Asturias).

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Red Eléctrica collaborates with APROSCOM in Manacor (Majorca)

The Company will provide the Joan Mesquida Special Education Centre with new educational equipment.

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Red Eléctrica, in the Transparency, Good Governance and Integrity Cluster of Forética

The Company is one of the 42 Spanish companies that make up this cluster, a platform of companies that aims to serve as a business meeting point in leadership, knowledge exchange and dialogue on this matter.

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Red Eléctrica and cultural heritage

The ArqueoRED project, launched in 2014, allows Red Eléctrica to have information on catalogued archaeological heritage sites in the vicinity of its facilities.

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Red Eléctrica participates in the 'Noite da Industria 2016'

The Company collaborated on this event which acknowledges the work of the most noteworthy projects from the Galician industrial fabric.

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Red Eléctrica supports the creation of new study facilities in Monzón (Huesca)

The Company will provide 10,000 euros towards the purchase of furniture needed for a new study hall and will donate three full sets of IT equipment.

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Mr. Folgado announces the full integration of the Balearic systems into the peninsular system

The Chairman of Red Eléctrica took part in a roundtable on public-private partnerships for sustainable development of the energy business.

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Site visit to the project works for the interconnection of the electric systems of Chile

Máximo Pacheco, Minister of Energy of Chile and Roberto García Merino, Corporate Director of Business Diversification of Red Eléctrica, visited the works of the electricity interconnection between the two subsystems of the Andean country.

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Red Electrica helps improve three tourist trails in Jarque de la Val (Teruel)

The Company has contributed 9,000 euros to help improve the trails and install signage for the Fuentes tourist route, a route which is lined with singular species of poplar trees.

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The Red Eléctrica CR report goes up in the ReportWatch world ranking

The Company’s Annual Report placed 210th out of the 400 best annual reports selected by the consultant.

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Over thirty classic and vintage boats competed against each other in the ‘Illas Atlánticas’ Regatta

Red Eléctrica sponsors this initiative for the cultural, touristic and local development of the Galician coast, in which former King Juan Carlos I took part.

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Find out more about electricity transmission lines with PELI

The Company’s website has an application available to users so that, if they wish, they may request information regarding the electricity lines of the power transmission grid.

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Red Eléctrica publishes data regarding the progress of the installation of smart meters

The system operator’s website, eSios, provides information, by autonomous community, on the smart meters already installed.

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The ‘Red Eléctrica de España’ wins the 35th edition of the Copa del Rey de Vela

The Red Eléctrica de España has again this year taken the victory, as it did in last year’s competition, with a convincing win.

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Red Eléctrica presents the ‘Enlace’ Trophies to the leaders of the 35th edition of the ‘Copa del Rey de Vela’

Through of these trophies, Red Eléctrica distinguishes the crews of the yachts which are leading their class in the race standings at the midpoint of the competition, among which is the crew of the yacht sponsored by the Company in the X-35 class.

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The Soria-Chira project receives the declaration of strategic interest

The Council of the Government of the Canary Islands has approved the declaration of strategic interest for the Soria-Chira hydroelectric reversible power station project, which will speed up the administrative permitting process due to its social

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Collaboration with the Regional Government of Aragón to protect birdlife

The monitoring committee of the agreement signed by both entities in 2013 agreed to improve the Bearded Vulture chick-rearing centre and update the results of the Mapping of bird flight paths project.

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The fifth edition of the Electrical Energy Campus in Castilla y León comes to an end

Red Eléctrica sponsored this event, held in León from 18 to 22 July and which brought together more than one hundred students and over twenty experts in the field.

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Capture and radio-tagging of a Golden Eagle in the Ribera de Navarra

The captured female eagle was given the name of ‘Haizea’, ‘wind’ in Euskera.

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Collaboration with the University of Zaragoza in training and research activities

Red Eléctrica has signed an agreement with this academic institution in the region of Aragón and that will act as the framework under which the joint initiatives to be carried out over the next two years will be encompassed.

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Red Eléctrica promotes sustainable development actions in Sagunto (Valencia)

The Company will provide more than 650,000 euros to expand the Domus Baebia and for the adaptation of the rural trail of the Palancia River, as part of the actions set out and approved in the collaboration agreement signed in 2014.

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The electricity demand in the first half of 2016 remained unchanged with regard to 2015

From January to June, renewable energies covered 50.7% of the generation on the Spanish peninsula and 73.4% was obtained using technologies that produce zero CO2 emissions.

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Red Eléctrica collaborates on the restoration of the Palacio de los Niños de Don Gome in Andújar (Jaén)

The Company is taking part in the restoration of the exterior facade of this landmark building from the sixteenth century.

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The Regional Minister for Economic Development, Tourism and Employment of the Region of Murcia visits Red Eléctrica

Red Eléctrica maintains a close-knit relationship with the regional administration, which favours a safe, efficient and sustainable electricity transmission grid in the Region of Murcia. 

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Visit to the Iberian Imperial Eagle conservation project in the Doñana Natural Park

The birth of 15 new eagle chicks this year is a milestone that has not taken place since the early 90s and represents an increase in the population of this species in Andalusia of 6.3%.

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Teresa Quirós, Chief Financial Officer, receives an award from the ’Actualidad Económica’ magazine

In the eighth edition of the ranking of the Top 100 Best Financial Directors/CFOs, the sole barometer of the profession that exists in Spain

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Red Eléctrica finances social projects in various municipalities of Castellón

Red Eléctrica has earmarked a total of 78,000 euros to carry out initiatives of a social and cultural nature in six municipalities of Castellón

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Agreement with the Council of the city of Palma to renovate a space dedicated to culture

Agreement for the renovation of one of the exhibition halls of the Casal de Solleric, an emblematic building in Palma converted into an exhibition centre.

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Support for the National Music Festival in Sanlúcar la Mayor, Seville

Red Eléctrica collaborates with the Council of Sanlúcar la Mayor, Seville, in the promotion and dissemination of the National Music Festival ‘Noches de San Pedro’, which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary.

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The management team of the University Centre of the Civil Guard visits Red Eléctrica‘s control centre.

The Company and the Civil Guard examine collaboration proposals for the next academic course.

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Young talents test their knowledge with the ‘entreREDes’ digital game

Students in Catalonia with the best grades in the fourth year of Secondary Schooling (ESO) and the first year of Baccalaureate compete against Red Electrica’s digital educational game.

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1,200 people take part in the ‘Gran Fondo Ézaro’ cycling event

Red Eléctrica has, for the second consecutive year, sponsored this spectacular cycling race which has tough climbs via some of the roads of the Costa da Morte, in La Coruña.

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Red Eléctrica supports people with disabilities of the Valle de Benasque

Red Eléctrica de España, Acciona Saltos de Agua and the Council of the city of Sesué (Huesca) have signed an agreement for asphalting the road that leads to the Support Center for People with Disabilities ‘El Remós’.

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Third edition of the Starmus Festival

Red Eléctrica de España collaborates with the University of La Laguna for yet another year in the sponsorship of this festival, which brings together eleven Nobel Prize laureates.

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Red Eléctrica's effort to become an excellent company, receives an award

The Club Excelencia en Gestión celebrates their twenty-fifth anniversary and acknowledges the management, the strive for improvement, the competitiveness, the enhancement and excellence of the main Spanish organisations during these years.

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Opportunities for growth

Roberto Garcia Merino, Corporate Director of Business Diversification, analyses the expansion of the business base as one of the essential strategies of Red Eléctrica. 

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Red Eléctrica ranked number 35 of the 100 companies with the best corporate reputation in Spain

The Company goes up 20 positions in the ‘Merco Empresas y Líderes 2016’ ranking with regard to the previous year’s results.

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The Official Association of Industrial Engineers of Catalonia analyses the electricity interconnection with France

Red Eléctrica presents in a conference in Barcelona the results of the first eight months of operation of the interconnection.

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Participation in the ‘Reindustrialisation of Euskadi’ conference held in Bilbao

The Manager of the Regulation Area of Red Eléctrica, Luis Villafruela, highlights the strategic role of electricity interconnections in regard to competitiveness, security of supply and sustainability of the energy model.

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Red Eléctrica revamps the website of the EIC Local Issuing Office

EIC codes (Energy Identification Code) are necessary for the identification of the agents involved in the different energy markets for electricity and gas.

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Red Eléctrica’s 10th Collective Bargaining Agreement. Sustainability

The negotiation of the 10th Collective Bargaining Agreement is based on three essential cornerstones: sustainability, flexibility and efficiency. These three pillars, fully integrated together, have marked the negotiation and therefore the ag

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Collaboration with the Ekokultura Fair, Güeñes (Vizcaya)

Red Eléctrica has sponsored this fair since 2014, with the aim of raising awareness regarding the environment and sustainable development.

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Collaboration with the 'Gastroartesanía' exhibition in Merida

Red Eléctrica will sponsor an exhibition of handicrafts related to the history of gastronomy that will open in Merida on 1 July, as part of the events of the Iberoamerican Capital of Gastronomic Culture Merida 2016.

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EntreREDes. Studing by playing games

EntreREDes is the digital game created by Red Eléctrica for students in second, third and fourth year of Secondary Schooling (ESO) so that they can review course subjects and discover how the Spanish electricity system works.

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The Government of Murcia gives Red Eléctrica an award for its actions in the field of sustainable development

Red Eléctrica has been one of the 21 companies and institutions in the Region of Murcia who received this Monday the Sustainable Development award granted by the Regional Ministry of Water, Agriculture and Environment of Murcia.

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Engineers from the University of Navarra visit the Muruarte substation

48 engineers from the Master’s Degree course in Industrial Engineering have visited this key infrastructure of the electricity system in Navarra

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The Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha values the rapid response to the Seseña fire

Red Eléctrica acted swiftly to both guarantee the electricity supply in the area affected by the fire and to avoid incidents.

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And Draghi got his gun

Red Eléctrica took advantage of the measures put in place by the European Central Bank to defend the Eurozone economy in order to issue 10-year bonds at 1.042%.

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Red Eléctrica receive recognition at the NAOS Strategy Awards 2015

Red Eléctrica’s project to assess the levels of physical activity, sedentary lifestyle and the style of life of Company workers has received the first runner-up prize of the NAOS Strategy Award 2015 in the workplace.

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The Santa Teresa Museum shows off its new lighting thanks to the support of Red Eléctrica

Red Eléctrica and the Fundación V Centenario signed an agreement in 2015 to renovate and improve the lighting of the museum.

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Zamora school students participate in the environmental workshops of The Red Eléctrica Forest ‘La Carballeda’

The workshops are being held this week in Espadañedo and will have the participation of 150 students from five schools in the region.

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Almodóvar del Campo (Ciudad Real) recognises the collaboration of Red Eléctrica in the lighting of its parish church

Within the framework of the collaboration with the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha.

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Future engineers at the University of Zaragoza visit the Peñaflor substation

A group of 40 students studying the Degree course in Electrical Engineering has been made aware of the importance of these facilities which connect the 400 kilovolt grid with the lines that feed Zaragoza.

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Six new Bonelli’s Eagles arrive in Majorca

The eagles will spend a period of acclimatization in holding cages placed in isolated forest environments, to enable them to adapt to the environment and their new territory.

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Red Eléctrica takes part in the Seville Feria de la Ciencia

Visitors can test their knowledge of the subjects taught in secondary compulsory schooling and on aspects related to the functioning of the Spanish electricity system.

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Students from Monreal del Campo visit the Mezquita-Morella and Mudéjar-Morella lines

The construction of these infrastructures, scheduled to be completed in the last quarter of this year, has generated considerable economic activity in the region.

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Training for future members of the Spanish Civil Guard regarding safety in electricity facilities

The Carlos III University of Madrid hosted a training day on the functioning of the electricity system and on the physical protection measures that are observed in electricity transmission facilities.

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International interconnections, essential for the promotion of renewable energy

The European Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action, Miguel Arias Cañete, presented the book 'Electricity and gas interconnections of the Iberian Peninsula: Current Status and Outlook, on which Red Eléctrica has collaborated.

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Committed to the biodiversity of the region of Valencia

More than a hundred researchers have come to the XI Biodiversity Week of Elche, an event in which Red Eléctrica has participated.

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Support for the ‘Gran Fondo de Ézaro’ cycling race in Dumbría (La Coruña, Spain)

Amateur and professional cyclists will face 140 very demanding kilometres.

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Participation in the Third International Doñana Bird Fair

For the third consecutive year Red Eléctrica de España took part in the Third International Doñana Bird Fair organised by Doñana Birdlife.

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The Regional Government of Galicia visit the new ‘Red Eléctrica Forest’ in La Coruña

This initiative, to which Red Eléctrica has earmarked 200,000 euros, will reforest 40.9 hectares of the Tremuzo public highlands.

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Bonelli’s Eagle Programme in Castellón receives an award

The use of cutting-edge technology called dattaloger represents a huge step forward in terms of the conservation of the species.

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Real-time automatic management of the El Hierro hydro-wind power station

The project supports the system operator and also enables the integration of renewable energy into the El Hierro electricity system to be maximised.

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The Firgas Mountain on the Canary Islands will be the next ‘Red Eléctrica Forest’

The Island Council of Gran Canaria and Red Eléctrica have signed an agreement for the reforestation of part of the protected natural area of the Parque Rural de Doramas.

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Red Eléctrica’s daily electricity balance report

Red Eléctrica’s Department of Statistics and Information has been publishing the daily electricity balance reports over the last 20 years.

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Improvements to the Santa Flora chapel in the municipality of Mas de las Matas (Teruel)

The Company has made a contribution of 22,000 euros which has been used to finance renovation works for this chapel and its surroundings; a chapel that is an example of religious architecture from the 17th century.

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Red Eléctrica collaborates with the Villamayor Semana de la Piedra in Salamanca

Red Eléctrica’s Delegate in Castilla y León and the Mayor of Villamayor, have this morning signed a collaboration agreement whereby the Company will sponsor the 16th edition of the Semana de la Piedra.

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The EnREDando corporate volunteering group collaborate with Messengers of Peace

Presentation to Messengers of Peace of the funds raised during the Red Eléctrica Solidarity Concert for Syrian refugees.

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Red Eléctrica and the landscape

The Caletillas substation in Tenerife, is an example of the landscape integration of an electricity facility based on a culture of sustainability perspective.

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Committed to equality

As result of their commitment to workplace equality between men and women, Red Eléctrica has been visited by the Director of the Institute for Women and Equal Opportunities.

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Red Eléctrica renews its collaboration for the reintroduction of the Bonelli’s Eagle in Majorca

The renewal of the agreement will extend the Company’s collaboration with the Balearic Islands’ Government until 2017 in order to consolidate the results obtained so far in the execution of this project.

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Construction works for the 220kV El Sabinal substation in Gran Canaria making progress

Use of GIS technology significantly reduces space needs and facilitates the landscape integration of the substation.

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Chira-Soria: a project to guarantee the supply in the Canary Islands

The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism and Red Eléctrica have met to discuss this project, considered a key piece in the new Canary Islands’ energy model, and which has an investment of around 300 million euros.

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Presentation of the AEEE awards for young researchers in Energy Economics

Red Eléctrica de España sponsors the AEEE awards for young researchers in Energy Economics.

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Interconnections of the Iberian peninsula with the rest of Europe

Red Eléctrica’s new General Manager of Transmission Division, Eva Pagán, explains the benefits of international interconnections in this Tribune article.

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First meeting of the Spain’s Climate Change Cluster

The Forética Climate Change Cluster, in which Red Eléctrica participates, presents the agenda for 2016

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The Local Council of Castellote, in Teruel, restores the town’s antique watering trough with the collaboration of Red Eléctrica

The 22,000 euros contributed by the Company has enabled the restoration of the antique watering trough and the recovery of an emblematic area of the town.

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Red Eléctrica takes part in the CSR Forum organised by the ‘Andalucía Económica’ magazine

Daniel Pérez, Manager of Sustainability and Innovation Area in Red Eléctrica, took part today in a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) forum organised in Seville.

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Movilab. Step into science

Movilab is a project on which Red Eléctrica has collaborated and whose goal is for people of all ages to learn about scientific concepts related to light and electricity in an entertaining yet meticulous way.

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Demand for electricity grew 1.8% in 2015

In 2015, electricity consumption recovered a positive growth rate that had not been seen since 2010. Moreover, the Peninsula-Balearic electricity link has enabled 23% of the demand on the Balearic Islands to be covered.

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New chlidren’s playground in Andorra (Teruel)

The Mayoress of Andorra, Sofía Ciércoles, and Red Eléctrica’s Regional Delegate for the Ebro Zone, José Ignacio Lallana, visited the playground and saw the installed play elements and equipment which was financed by the Company with a total of 13,

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Inelfe wins the Prix Pyrenées

Carlos Collantes and Dominique Millan, President and General Director of Inelfe respectively, received the award from the French Ambassador to Spain, Yves Saint Geours

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Projects of Common Interest (PCIs)

The declaration of a project as a Project of Common Interest (PCIs) awards it the category of priority and strategic, making it eligible for special benefits.

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Pumped-storage hydroelectric power station and operation of the electricity system

The General Manager of System Operation, Miguel Duvison, explains how reversible pumped-storage power stations help to ensure the continuity of the electricity supply.