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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More than one hundred university students and students from Vocational and Occupational Training centres, together with some twenty experts, gathered between 18 and 22 July in the Higher and Technical School of Mining Engineers of León for the 5th Electrical Energy Campus, an initiative that includes training seminars and site visits.
The initiative is organised by the Ministry of Education, through the Universities and Higher Education Foundation of Castilla y León (FUESCYL), and has the support of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, through the the Regional Energy Authority (EREN), and Red Eléctrica de España.
The inaugural seminar was given by the Manager of the Transmission Services Area for Red Eléctrica de España, Juan José Prieto. During the seminars, representatives of the Company participated as speakers to discuss issues related to the electricity system, such as maintenance of transmission lines, economic regulation of the sector, the role of Red Eléctrica in the national electricity system and corporate social responsibility in the Company.
As part of the training programme, the students visited Red Eléctrica’s La Lomba substation, in order to learn about its functions and technical features and its role in the electricity system.
The aforementioned substation, located a few kilometres from Ponferrada, was commissioned in 1968 and is one of the most important nodes of the electricity transmission grid in the province of León, connecting thermal generation from Ponferrada with large consumption centres in the northern and central areas of the Spanish Peninsula.