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Red Eléctrica takes part in the centenary celebrations for the Ordesa National Park

José Ignacio Lallana, Regional Delegate in Aragon and María Pilar Gómez, Director General of Sustainability of the Government of Aragon.

Red Eléctrica joined in the centenary celebrations for the park, Spain's second enclave with the highest level of environmental protection, following the Picos de Europa mountain range.

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Generation of renewables drops 16.3% in 2017

Renewable energy production in the Spanish electricity system closed 2017 at its lowest rate in the last eight years due to a minimal contribution from hydroelectric.

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Red Eléctrica joins the Circular Economy Pact

By signing the Pact the company reaffirms and reinforces its 2030 Sustainability Commitment.

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The Gran Fondo Ézaro cycling event brought together over 1,400 cyclists on the Costa da Morte

David Faz (Portugal) and Marta Diéguez (Spain) were proclaimed champions of the spectacular cycling trial, sponsored by Red Eléctrica for the fourth year running.

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Red Eléctrica and Aragon’s Government illuminate the San Victorián monastery (Huesca)

This initiative allows visitors to see inside the tower and ensures that the monument located in El Pueyo de Araguás has a good quality electricity supply.

 

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Red Eléctrica and the natural heritage of the Columbretes Islands

The company is funding signs explaining and providing information on the heritage of the islands, a wildlife reserve for 30 years.

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The Mezquita substation receives a visit from 100 Teruel students

Located in the municipality of Mezquita de Jarque, it is the central hub of the electricity transmission grid in this province, where the company plans to invest EUR 11 million in 2018

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Persons are key player of the transformation in Red Eléctrica

Red Eléctrica is transforming its work methodology and its culture with the help of its professionals, true pacesetters

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We are collaborating to consolidate the reintroduction of the Bonelli’s eagle in Mallorca

Since 2011, Red Eléctrica has been taking part in the reintroduction of this species on the island. There are currently 27 specimens, eight of which were born this year.

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The Arucas Agrarian Training School visits the Red Eléctrica Forest in Gran Canaria

The students toured part of Firgas Mountain, where Red Eléctrica has carried out the restoration the native laurisilva forest habitat.

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We participate in the 13th Biodiversity Week in Dénia

At the event, the company unveiled the Red Eléctrica Marine Forest project, currently underway in the Bay of Pollensa (Balearic Islands)

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Engineers from the Universidad de Navarra visit the Muruarte substation

Fifty master’s candidates in Industrial Engineering visited this 400/220 kilovolt (kV) substation.

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Sustainability Commitment of the Red Eléctrica Group

Sustainability is part of the Group's strategy because it ensures the long-term continuity and success of the business. Either we are sustainable or we will cease to be a company; as only sustainable companies have a future.

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Red Eléctrica supports the conservation of the natural environment in Extremadura

The company has signed a collaboration protocol with the regional government of Extremadura (Junta) to develop conservation projects in the vicinity of its facilities.

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Red Eléctrica sponsors a chair at the University of Seville

The Chair of Energy Economy and the Environment will foster research and development in technology related to intelligent self-generation of energy and electricity consumption.

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Red Eléctrica illuminates the basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pino, patron saint of Gran Canaria

Red Eléctrica and the Teror Town Hall sign an agreement to showcase one of the municipality’s main heritage and tourist sites.

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Red Eléctrica and the Generalitat Valenciana join forces to preserve biodiversity

The company and the Generalitat collaborate on projects to protect the Bonelli’s Eagle and reintroduce the Bearded Vulture.

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Electricity interconnection across the Bay of Biscay. The public consultation process has been completed

Having held 14 informative sessions in the Basque Country, Red Eléctrica has concluded the public consultation phase prior to the permitting process, as established by the European Union for Projects of Common Interest.

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Red Eléctrica and the UME carried out an emergency drill in the Escombreras Valley (Murcia)

The exercises of the drill consisted in the coordination of communications and actions to remove damaged cables, strengthen towers and protect people after an earthquake.

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Red Eléctrica and the Alcalá de Guadaíra Town Hall support environmental tourism

It is a project to promote tourism and disseminate heritage by using natural and virtual elements to encourage cohesion and social welfare.

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Red Eléctrica helps equip the new Santa Engracia town hall, in La Rioja

The company has participated in the purchase of furniture and technological materials and donated computers for the benefit of the centre’s users.

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The European Parliament hosts the closing conference of the Mediterranean Project

The results of three years of work intended to integrate the electricity systems of the Mediterranean basin were presented.

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Red Eléctrica’s Financial Director is among the Year’s 100 Best Financiers

Teresa Quirós has also been recognised among the 25 most innovative financial managers.

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The Red Eléctrica Forest: reforest, offset emissions and support local development

Since 2009, Red Eléctrica has recovered 778 hectares of forest through the planting of more than 647,000 trees and shrubs of different native species that will help offset around 184,800 tonnes of CO2 throughout their life cycle.

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Red Eléctrica’s forecasting of renewables is recognised in the United States

The global leader in renewables UVIG has recognised Red Eléctrica’s advances in forecasting renewable generation for better integration.

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Red Eléctrica will fund the lighting of a Romanesque church in Palencia

Dedicated to St. Lawrence, this church in Zorita del Páramo was designated a Site of Cultural Interest and a National Historic-Artistic Monument in 1966.

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Red Eléctrica’s Marine Forest at the Grids Meet Renewables conference in Brussels

Red Eléctrica presents the project as one of the best practices for a new energy model based on renewable energies.

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The entreREDes game in the ‘Science for Everybody’ workshops in Ibiza

Organised by the University of the Balearic Islands to promote scientific and thecnical vocations among pre-university students.

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Red Eléctrica contributes to the integration of the electric mobility in the electrical system

Susana Bañares, Manager of Demand-Side Management Department, is to take part in a seminar on electric mobility and efficiency of the electrical system organised by the Zaragoza Chamber of Commerce.

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Red Eléctrica delivers 80 nest-boxes to Turia natural park in Valencia

Red Eléctrica and the Turia natural park held an awareness workshop about the role of insectivorous birds.

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Red Eléctrica and the Limne Foundation will create a riparian forest in Turia Natural Park

Over two years, an area of ​​reed beds will be cleared in the municipalities of Manises and Ribarroja del Turia and species will be planted

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José Folgado presents the 2018 Red Eléctrica Awards for AEEE Young Researchers

The presentation took place during the 13th Conference of the Spanish Association for Energy Economics held in Zaragoza; an event whose main focus was on energy transition and climate change.

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The outreach campaign on forest fire prevention in Andalusia draws to a close

Under the slogan, “Fire turns your dreams to ashes,” the campaign has reached 137 municipalities in all Andalusian provinces.  

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Red Eléctrica commissions the Tábara substation (Zamora)

With an approximate investment of 11 million euros, it will provide service to the high speed train, and will allow for future developments of the transmission grid in the surrounding area.

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More than 8,300 secondary students participate in the educational game "entreREDes"

Red Eléctrica’s digital educational game has reached 10 autonomous communities in the last two years.

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Red Eléctrica and the UPV promote training in electrical power transmission

Both organisations have signed a collaboration agreement to develop knowledge exchange and practical training programmes for students. 

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Red Eléctrica’s CECOVEL project wins at the 2017 enerTIC Awards

This project won in the Smart Vehicle category at the fifth edition of the enerTIC Awards.