Red Eléctrica honoured for the ‘Posidonia oceanica’ project

The company received the ‘Good Practice of the Year’ award from the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) in Copenhagen.

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The Posidonia oceanica project developed by Red Eléctrica in the Balearic Islands has been awarded the ‘Good Practice of the Year’ award by the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI). The European Commissioner for Action on Climate and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, presented the award in Copenhagen to Red Eléctrica’s Manager of Sustainability and Innovation Area, Daniel Pérez, and the study’s coordinator of the Balearic Transmission Demarcation, Borja Álvarez.

The panel of judges for these awards consists of experts from various EU bodies who acknowledge the work of different companies in three categories: ‘Environment’, ‘Communication and Participation’, and ‘Technology and Design’. RGI is a European organisation comprised transmission system operators and environmental NGOs.  

Red Eléctrica’s award-winning project emerged in an effort to preserve and enhance the Posidonia oceanica meadows that are of vital ecological importance to the Mediterranean’s marine ecosystem.

The results, which were published recently, confirm the technical and economic viability of future restorations of degraded Posidonia oceanica meadows. To that end, a methodological guide specifying the technical characteristics of the restoration will be made available to the scientific community and to environmental and social organisations. 

This study is associated with the submarine electrical interconnection project carried out by Red Eléctrica in the Balearic Islands, which is designed to strengthen the security of the supply and increase the integration of renewables while reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere and cutting operating costs.

This R+D+i environmental project is part of Red Eléctrica’s commitment to sustainability through its environmental strategies, the fight against climate change, and the protection of biodiversity.