Any agent wishing to connect a generation unit or demand facility directly to the transmission grid must request access and connection permits from Red Eléctrica.
In order to guarantee the reliability and continuity of the electricity supply, the system operator has to start up the mechanisms that allow adjustments to be made to the system when deemed necessary.
Since February 2013, Red Eléctrica has published statistical information regarding the demand for electricity from consumers with a contracted power capacity over 450 kilowatts (kW).
The Company’s website has an application available to users so that, if they wish, they may request information regarding the electricity lines of the power transmission grid.
The project supports the system operator and also enables the integration of renewable energy into the El Hierro electricity system to be maximised.
Red Eléctrica’s Department of Statistics and Information has been publishing the daily electricity balance reports over the last 20 years.