The construction of facilities for the electricity transmission grid inevitably causes the need for occupation of the necessary properties and involves easement rights, both for publicly and privately owned property, and can inconvenience the owners of such properties.
In both cases, the Declaration of Public Utility (DPU) of each particular facility clearly expedites the way for all possible scenarios: authorising the application of expropriation rights if the electricity line needs to cross private land and authorising the establishment of easement rights for the electricity facility through land that is of state, regional and local public domain.
Nevertheless, it is a priority objective of the Company to do everything possible to minimise these drawbacks to the owners of lands or properties crossed by or occupied by transmission grid facilities. Therefore, the necessary arrangements are made to acquire said lands through amicable agreements in addition to compensation for damage caused by the use of heavy equipment and machines which are necessary for the various construction activities.
In this regard, Red Eléctrica fosters a friendly approach to inform society on the need for the facility and its role within the electricity transmission grid, and promotes dialogue that facilitates the sustainable and socially accepted development and carrying out of projects.
Although on some occasions these facilities usually bring about public opposition, Red Eléctrica has, through this ongoing dialogue, managed to build new infrastructure having reached amicable agreements with landowners in more than 94% of the cases, and in many cases, sign collaboration agreements with the local councils.
The main goal, in short, is to achieve the greatest level of collaboration possible in order to implement the electricity infrastructure plans drafted with the aim of ensuring the continuity of the electricity supply nationwide.