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Collaboration in the second edition of the educational sessions in La Rioja

The sessions titled “Education toward a sustainable energy model” contribute to students being future efficient and sustainable consumers.

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Red Eléctrica contributes to the sustainability of the municipality of Güeñes, in Vizcaya

 The city council will launch two information campaigns to raise awareness on the importance of recycling

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More than 500,000 people visit the exhibition, 'A highway behind the wall socket', in Valencia

Created by Red Eléctrica, the exhibition aims to show how the Spanish electricity system works and raise awareness among citizens about the efficient use of energy.

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Presentation of the II entreREDes Regional Olympiad in Castilla-La Mancha

The championship is aimed at secondary school students in the region, to test their knowledge of the school curriculum and the operation of the electricity system.

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Red Eléctrica funds research grants in Talavera ceramics

Red Eléctrica collaborates on an initiative of the City of Talavera de la Reina to promote research projects on the municipality’s pottery.

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Red Eléctrica is incorporated into ASCOM, Asociación Española de Compliance

The company is taking another step toward its commitment to regulatory compliance as an essential tool for carrying out its model of integrity. 

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Seminar about the developments of the European Best Paths project, coordinated by Red Eléctrica

The seminar offered an overview of the future of the European electricity grid and the progress in terms of developing new technologies and methodologies applied to the transport network.

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Red Eléctrica will finance the creation of an ornithological observatory in Mequinenza, Zaragoza

The company also supports the execution of improvements at the Aiguabarreig Special Protection Area.

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Red Eléctrica and the Campus of International Excellence of the Sea agree to carry out marine studies

Red Eléctrica and the Campus of International Excellence of the Sea agree to carry out marine studies.

CEI-MAR Foundation will carry out a scientific study prior to the environmental impact declaration of the submarine cable project between the Spanish Peninsula and Ceuta.

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The Chairman of Red Eléctrica visits the Cañuelo substation in Cadiz

Red Eléctrica invested 5.2 million euros in the 220 kV Cañuelo substation, a facility commissioned in 2015 to support demand from Campo de Gibraltar.

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Seminar in Bilbao to present the new interconnection with France across the Bay of Biscay

In a meeting intended for experts, companies from the sector and interested organisations, the technical characteristics and environmental aspects of the project were presented.

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Delivery of the II International Wildfire Awards in Toledo

Part of the IV Conference on Wildfires sponsored by Red Eléctrica

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Monzón opens a new, fully-equipped study room with the contribution of Red Eléctrica

The company has contributed 10,000 Euros for purchasing furniture, and has also donated IT equipment.

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Red Eléctrica sponsors conservation of 6,000 square meters of Posidonia

Red Eléctrica de España has sponsored conservation of 6,000 square meters of Posidonia oceanica within the Save Posidonia Project, launched by the Consell de Formentera.

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Transmission grid maintenance. The challenge of returning to normality

Red Eléctrica is prepared to respond at any moment in order to solve any incident in the transmission grid to guarantee security of supply.

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Red Eléctrica commissions the first facility for the Canary Islands’ Wind Energy Development Plan

The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, visited the facilities of the Aldea Blanca substation on Monday.

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Red Eléctrica contributes to improving children's play parks in Almodóvar del Río (Córdoba)

The company contributes to expanding the network of parks and to promoting a healthy lifestyle in the town. 

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Socially responsible investment and ethical management of companies

Rafael García de Diego, General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors.

Rafael García de Diego, General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors reflects on socially responsible investment and its role in the way of companies towards a more just and sustainable model.

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Submarine electricity grids and the protection of posidonia

Red Eléctrica de España and RGI are organising a technical workshop in Palma to share scientific knowledge regarding the protection of marine ecosystems.

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Red Eléctrica supports the creation of an IT classroom in Santa Engracia del Jubera

The Red Eléctrica manager and Santa Engracia mayor after signing the agreement.

The company will contribute more than 4,000 euros to acquire furniture and will also donate computers.

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Red Eléctrica participates in the Aragon Energy Cluster

Founding members of the Aragon Energy Cluster.

José Ignacio Lallana, Manager in Aragon and La Rioja, represents the company at the incorporation ceremony.

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Red Eléctrica signs an agreement with Fundación CEI·MAR

For five years, both institutions will work together on marine environment research projects. 

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Red Eléctrica participates in the MONACHUS Project for the reintroduction of the black vulture

On International Vulture Awareness Day, the MONACHUS Project starts with an event in Huerta de Arriba (Burgos), where vultures will be tagged with GPS transmitters.

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How to request access to the transmission grid

Any agent wishing to connect a generation unit or demand facility directly to the transmission grid must request access and connection permits from Red Eléctrica.

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Red Eléctrica Corporación confirms its continued presence in the FTSE4Good index

The FTSE4Good is globally the most prestigious stock market sustainability index for investors.

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Award of ‘Enlace’ trophies at the half-way stage in the 36th edition of the Copa del Rey sailing competition

Red Eléctrica sponsors these trophies, which take their name from the submarine electricity interconnection projects developed by the company in the Balearic Islands.

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Red Eléctrica improves the electricity supply to the largest logistical platform in Spain

The company is building a new 220 kV line at PLAZA (Plataforma Zaragoza), with access from the Entrerríos-Montetorrero line. The new line will come into service this year, following an investment of €11.8 million.

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Red Eléctrica awarded for the Electric Vehicle Control Centre (Cecovel) project

The Cecovel is a control centre that allows the integration of electric vehicles in the electricity system on a massive scale in a safe and efficient way.

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The Sixth Castilla y León Electrical Energy Campus Begins

This sixth edition of the Electrical Energy Campus will strengthen practical training and employment opportunities in the industry.

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Red Eléctrica collaborates to promote good practices on anchoring in the Balearic Islands

The Regional Ministry of Environment of the Balearic Islands’ Government and Red Eléctrica collaborate in the publication and distribution of an informative leaflet to avoid anchoring in areas with Posidonia meadows and submarine cables.

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Five-time triathlon world champion, Javier Gómez Noya, wins the Gran Fondo de Ézaro

Gómez Noya was the fastest in the third edition of this cycling event, which brought together more than 1,000 participants on 2 July in this spectacular and challenging competition on the roads of the Costa da Morte, sponsored by Red Eléctrica.

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Elasticity of electricity demand - GDP in 2016

The comparison between the demand for electricity and the gross domestic product (GDP) provides information on the electricity consumption required to reach a level of economic activity.

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Red Eléctrica to build substation in Dos Hermanas

The Sevillian municipality’s city council has designated a 13,302-m2 plot to the construction of the 220 kV substation in Entrenúcleos.

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Cooperation with UIB to promote environmental tourism

Red Eléctrica is cooperating with the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) to create an Internet portal and app that regard biodiversity on the Balearic Islands and are designed to promote environmental tourism.

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Red Eléctrica, with the #PorElClima Community

The General State Administration, social groups, business associations and non-governmental environmental organisations have joined forces to help conserve the planet and combat climate change.

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REE presents 'Adjustment criteria and coordination of protections in the peninsular high-voltage transmission grid and distribution network'

Seven companies managers of the transmission grid and the distribution network has drafted a book that defines and sets out the adjustment criteria for the protection equipment.

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Agreement with the Council of La Palma to fight forest fires

Red Eléctrica has organised training courses and furnished equipment and computers as part of an agreement signed with the Council of La Palma.

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Joining the United Nations voluntary commitment to preserve the oceans

The ocean is fundamental to life on planet Earth and Red Eléctrica is committed to its protection, as detailed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

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Cooperation on fighting forest fires in the Bierzo region (Leon)

Red Eléctrica and the Regional Government of Castilla y Leon have signed an Agreement to develop a network of monitoring systems to enable faster detection of forest fires.

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Red Eléctrica collaborates in the creation of the ‘Energy Directory’

The company has played an active role in the preparation of an online database that allows users to consult and download documents relating to the energy sector.

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Students receive the ‘Olimpiada entreRedes’ award in León

The purpose of the initiative is to illustrate how the national electricity grid works and to encourage the rational use of energy and efficiency in the classroom. 

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First steps toward the submarine electricity link between the Peninsula and Ceuta

The project for the new submarine electricity interconnection between the Peninsula and Ceuta was presented during an information day.

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Red Eléctrica collaborates in the sustainable management of the ‘Almaraz Orchids’

Following the signing of a collaborative agreement with the Government of Extremadura, the company has made an undertaking to assist with the recovery and conservation of orchids in the town of Almaraz.

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Reintel launches its website

The Red Eléctrica Group company responsible for the operation of telecommunications and optical fibre infrastructure, Reintel, has launched its website in both Spanish and English.

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Red Eléctrica honoured for the ‘Posidonia oceanica’ project

The company received the ‘Good Practice of the Year’ award from the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) in Copenhagen.

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Red Eléctrica supports the recovery of three species of endangered birds

Red Eléctrica de España’s Manager of East Regional Office, Maite Vela, visited the Generalitat’s Fauna Recovery Centre (Centro de Recuperación de Fauna), “La Granja del Saler”, to which the company donated two incubators to rais

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Committed to biodiversity in Valencia

For the fifth consecutive year, Red Eléctrica sponsors Biodiversity Week

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Students visit the Santa Engracia substation in La Rioja

Secondary school students from Logroño learn the importance of substations and how they contribute to the functioning of the region’s power grid. 

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Introducing the 6th Castilla y León Electrical Energy Campus

Red Eléctrica de España (REE) has sponsored all six editions of this teaching initiative, organised by the Ente Regional de la Energía (EREN) in collaboration with the Universidad de León (ULE).

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Support for environmental education and awareness in Ortuella (Vizcaya)

Red Eléctrica will fund the creation of a school garden through a collaboration agreement with the city council.

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Red Eléctrica participates in the 7th edition of International Corporate Volunteering Week

International Corporate Volunteering Week (Give & Gain) is an internationally renowned initiative organised in Spain by Forética.

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Red Eléctrica supports the International Congress on Climate and Environmental Change

The event, organised by the Pyrenean Institute of Ecology (Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología), part of the Superior Council on Scientific Research (Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, “CSIC”), aims to address the acceleration

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Closing ceremony for the “Young people for the young people” project at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

With the support of Red Eléctrica, the Helsinki España Foundation carried out this human rights education project, in which 30 universities participated on a voluntary basis and which involved approximately 500 students in Las Palmas de Gran Canar

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Red Eléctrica supports the improvement of the sports infrastructure in Escatrón

The construction works, which are being financed by the company, will make the sports centre more accessible for disabled people.

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For yet another year, Red Eléctrica participates in the Doñana International Birdfair

From 21 to 23 April, the ‘Dehesa de Abajo’ Nature Reserve, in Seville, has hosted the 4th Doñana International Birdfair, which brings together amateurs and professionals from both the ornithological world and the field of natur

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Ancillary services: mechanisms that allow the balancing of the system

In order to guarantee the reliability and continuity of the electricity supply, the system operator has to start up the mechanisms that allow adjustments to be made to the system when deemed necessary.

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Students from schools in the region of La Rioja learn about how the electricity system works

More than 100 secondary school students have participated in the informative sessions ‘Education for a sustainable energy model’ organised by Red Eléctrica de España and the Government of La Rioja.

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Red Eléctrica wins the Fundacom International award for the best intranet

These awards recognise excellence and good practices in communication and public relations in 22 categories.

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Red Eléctrica, Aragón and Asturias collaborate to protect the Bearded Vulture

The population of this species has doubled in the Pyrenees in recent years thanks to the conservation programmes that have been put in place. The most pressing objective is to increase the number of these birds of prey on the Cantabrian coast.

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The campaign ‘¡Ayúdanos, el Fuego no Perdona!’ concludes in Aragón

Red Eléctrica and the Government of Aragón have presented the prizes for the best photographs regarding good practices in forest fire prevention.

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Red Eléctrica brings the Spanish electricity system closer to school children in Aragón

The session, organised in collaboration with the University of Zaragoza and the ‘Sin Límites’ Association, has explained the guidelines for a responsible consumption of electricity to secondary school students, 13 to 16 years of age, who

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Red Eléctrica hosts a workshop of the Med-TSO association

The proposal for a common regulatory framework for the TSOs of the Mediterranean basin was presented within the scope of the Mediterranean Project.

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Red Eléctrica, distinguished for its participation in R&D+i projects on energy storage

The US Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), a US organisation based in California, has awarded Red Eléctrica a distinction for its progress in research and knowledge of energy storage systems.

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Collaboration for training in the prevention of electrical risks

More than 500 technical personnel and agents of the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development of the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha receive training to improve coordination in the prevention and fight against forest fir

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Red Eléctrica provides equipment for a recreational area in Cuevas de Almudén, Teruel

From left to right: José Ignacio Lallana, Red Eléctrica’s Delegate in Aragón; Arturo Pérez, Project Manager, and Ambrosio Morte, Mayor of Cuevas de Almudén, in the recreational area of the chapel of San Just.

The action is part of the Company’s CSR plan in collaboration with the 22 municipalities of Teruel and Castellón through which the recently completed Mezquita-Morella and Mudéjar-Morella axes run.

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Leaders in the Vigeo-Eiris Human Rights ranking

Red Eléctrica de España obtains the best score among more than 3,000 companies for its performance and good practices in the field of Human Rights.

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Red Eléctrica's Posidonia oceanica project, good practice in sustainability

The ‘Report by the Observatory for Corporate Management of Biodiversity’, published by the Club de Excelencia en Sostenibilidad, includes this project for the recovery of Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows.

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Helsinki España promotes education on Human Rights in schools in the Canary Islands

Through the "Young people for the young people" project, an initiative on which Red Eléctrica collaborates, university students promote Human Rights education in secondary school centres in Gran Canaria.

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Red Eléctrica, distinguished with the 'Ethical Boardroom Corporate Governance Awards 2017'

The Company obtains this award as one of the European companies in the Utilities sector with best corporate governance practices during the 2015-2016 period.

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Capture and fitting of a radio-tracking device on another Golden Eagle in Navarra

The male eagle, captured in the Ribera de Navarra region, has been named "Keiles".

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Red Eléctrica supports Talavera de la Reina’s cultural heritage

The Company is collaborating on the undertaking of the third ceramic mural art of Talavera de la Reina (Toledo), a 30-metre piece of artwork that will be dedicated to the Mondas festivities.

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José Folgado closes the 12th AEEE Conference in Salamanca

The edition of this conference, organised by the Spanish Association for Energy Economics (AEEE), has focused specifically on climate change.

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Red Eléctrica, recognised for its commitment to the work-life balance

The Company receives a special award for being one of the longest-standing recipients of the efr Certificate.

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The restoration of the façade of the ‘Palacio de los Niños de Don Gome’ in Andújar now complete

Red Eléctrica has collaborated on the cleaning and restoration works of this emblematic building in Andújar, a town in the province of Jaén.

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Red Eléctrica organises a working breakfast meeting with the Club de Excelencia en Sostenibilidad (Sustainability Excellence Club)

This meeting is the first of a series of workshops that the Club plans to undertake with its member companies.

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Red Eléctrica awarded the ‘RobecoSAM Silver Class 2017’ distinction

RobecoSAM has announced, by means of its Sustainability Yearbook, that it has awarded Red Eléctrica the Silver Class distinction for having received 90 points in the Dow Jones.