The Chairman of Red Eléctrica took part in a roundtable on public-private partnerships for sustainable development of the energy business.
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José Folgado, Chairman of Red Eléctrica de España, announced in Palma de Majorca the imminent integration of the entirety of the Balearic Islands’ electricity systems into the peninsular electricity system, after works finished on the submarine link between Ibiza and Majorca. This link, awaiting its entry into commercial operation, becomes an integral part of the existing interconnection between Majorca and the Spanish Peninsula commissioned in 2012; an interconnection which has represented an annual saving for the electricity system as a whole of between 50 and 60 million euros. Mr. Folgado highlighted that the shift to a new energy model in the Islands is a fundamental part of Red Eléctrica’s strategic plan, which includes an investment of 628 million euros in the Balearic Islands archipelago until 2020.
Last Thursday, Palma de Mallorca hosted the first day of the Smart Destination Congress Energy & Tourism 2016, an event in which experts in the field of energy and the tourism sector gathered to discuss strategies for the future regarding a move towards a more sustainable development of their activities.
The Chairman of Red Eléctrica took part in the roundtable on "Public/Private Partnership: energy and sustainability in terms of competitiveness, infrastructure, initiatives and financing instruments" a roundtable on which he was accompanied by the President of the Innovation Commission of the Majorca Chamber of Commerce and moderator of the table, Tolo Gomila; the Vice President of the Balearic Islands’ Government, Gabriel Barceló; the Managing Director of Redexis Gas in the Balearic and Canary Islands, Miguel Mayrata, and the Global Projects Director of Meliá Hotels International, Tomeu Rosselló.