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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Red Eléctrica de España’s Peñaflor substation has been visited by a group of 40 students studying the Degree course in Electrical Engineering at the School of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Zaragoza, EINA. Accompanied by their teachers and after being greeted by Red Eléctrica’s Delegate in Aragón, José Ignacio Lallana, students toured these facilities located in Villamayor de Gállego that are of strategic importance and are a connection node between the 400 kilovolt (kV) grid and the 220 kV power lines that feed the city of Zaragoza and its surroundings.

Among other things, the Company’s technical staff explained to these young engineers, who soon will be joining the working world, the main operation and maintenance processes which are carried out in a large substation of this size and its contribution to the security of the electricity supply, in addition to the work performed in control areas.

The Peñaflor substation is one of the main facilities of Red Eléctrica in the Autonomous Community of Aragón. It has two incoming 400 kV lines from the Aragón (Castelnou, Teruel) and Magallón (Zaragoza) substations and from it depart several 220 kV lines feeding Zaragoza after linking to the distribution network. 27 people work in this centre which also has an office area.

The visit to Peñaflor of the engineering students follows the visit by some of Red Eléctricas management team a few days ago to the School of Engineering and Architecture to explain to students the functioning of the Spanish electricity system and the major substations and lines which the Company operates and develops in the region.