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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Nearly 100 students from the Francés de Aranda Secondary School of Teruel visited the Mezquita substation, where they were welcomed by José Ignacio Lallana, Red Eléctrica’s manager in Aragón; Jesús Serrano, facility maintenance technician; and Herminio Sancho, mayor of Mezquita de Jarque.
Students from the school that won the competition held last May in Teruel with the educational game developed by Red Eléctrica, entreREDes, learned about the operation of the substation (which is part of the new Fuendetodos-Mezquita-Morella electrical axis between Aragón and the Community of Valencia), as well as its contribution to the region’s meshed transmission grid and the evacuation of renewable energy.
The Mezquita substation, built and commissioned by Red Eléctrica de España in 2012 after an investment of EUR 20.3 million, is the central hub of the electricity transmission grid in the province of Teruel. With two switchyards of 400 and 220 kilovolts (kV), it is key to ensuring the quality and security of the electricity supply.
Between 2011 and 2017, Red Eléctrica de España invested EUR 138 million in transmission lines and substations in the province of Teruel. These infrastructures are crucial to the major development that renewable energy generation will have there in the short term, according to the projects that are currently in permitting process.
The company’s main project in Aragón for 2018, included in the 2015-2020 electricity transmission grid plan approved by the Spanish government, is also located in this province: the 220 kV Mezquita-Valdeconejos-Escucha axis, designed to improve meshing in the province and for which a further investment of EUR 11 million is planned.