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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Red Eléctrica's General Manager of Transmission Division, Eva Pagán, spoke yesterday at the closing session of the informative sessions on New Technologies in the Management of the Phenomenon of Forest Fires, organised by the Community of Castilla-La Mancha in collaboration with the Pau Costa Foundation.

Red Eléctrica has sponsored these informative sessions for the third consecutive time. The event held in Toledo on 16 and 17 of November brought together more than 300 people and could be followed by video, via streaming.

In her speech, Eva Pagán highlighted the role of Red Eléctrica as sole transmission agent and operator of the national electricity system and noted that the Company has more than 43,000 kilometres of high voltage lines, of which 4,076 are in this autonomous community.

Similarly she stressed that "In Red Eléctrica we are highly committed to matters regarding forest fire prevention and, as a result, we signed a collaboration agreement with the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha in 2007, which was renewed in 2013, and which has given way to these informative sessions".

Ms. Pagán also noted the environmental sensitivity shown by the Company towards the territories in which it operates, taking as an example the reforestation carried out in Hellín (Albacete) within the Red Eléctrica Forest project, and highlighted the Company’s firm commitment to “the use of new technologies in the prevention of forest fires, such as automatic fire detection systems or the use of Internet infographics.”

Rafael Cubero, Director General of Forest and Natural Spaces Policy for the government of Castilla-La Mancha publicly thanked the close collaboration of Red Eléctrica de España and stressed that these informative sessions "have already become a reference in training, study and prevention of forest fires".