Over 86,000 people have visited the exhibition 'A highway behind the wall socket' in Tarrasa

Red Eléctrica’s traveling exhibition has welcomed more than 360,000 visitors since its inception in 2010.

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86,403 people have visited Red Electrica’s ‘A highway behind the wall socketElectricity from the power station to your home’, a traveling exhibition that has been open for a year at the Museo de la Ciencia y la Técnica de Tarrasa (Barcelona). This exhibition aims to explain how the facilities that make up the electricity system function and also seeks to raise public awareness regarding the responsible consumption of electricity.

Given the success this exhibition has had in the region of Catalonia, Red Electrica’s travelling exhibition ‘A highway behind the wall socket’ will continue its journey on to its next destination: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca).

Nearly 99% of the people who visited the exhibition during its stay in Tarrasa expressed their satisfaction with the exhibition and its content. After visiting the exhibition, most of them claim to have improved their initial views regarding both Red Eléctrica and electricity facilities. 91% of those surveyed rate the electricity system’s substations and power lines as necessary or essential.

In a highly didactic way and through an interactive tour, the exhibition shows the phenomenon and properties of electricity, as well as the electricity supply process, and proposes some ideas and recommendations for a rational and efficient use of energy. In this way, the visitor becomes the protagonist of the electricity process with the ability to be a responsible player and choose what, how and when to consume, thus contributing to greater efficiency and sustainability of the electricity system.

The exhibition has various areas which establish a journey that goes from the physical principles of electricity to the role of the citizen as protagonist in the electricity supply process.

The Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission declared this exhibition as one of the five best practices of transmission system operators (TSO), transferable to all Member States of the European Union, in order to improve the understanding of the need to develop electricity transmission facilities, and to promote their social acceptance.

‘A highway behind the wall socket’ has already visited six other Spanish museums. Since its launch in 2010, it has been on show in the Parque de las Ciencis in Granada, the Casa de las Ciencias in Logroño, the Museo dela Ciencia in Valladolid, the Museo Elder de la Ciencia y Tecnología in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Casa de la Ciencia in Seville and the Museo Abierto in Mérida. Throughout this six-year period, it has received around 360,000 visitors.

For further information, visit the website of the exhibition ‘A highway behind the wall socket’.