Activities

Balearic Islands’ electricity system

Royal Decree 738/2015, of 31 July, regulates the electricity production activity and the dispatch procedure in non-peninsular electricity systems.

Since the publication of Law 17/2007, of 4 July, Red Eléctrica also has the responsibility of planning, developing, and maintaining the transmission grid in the insular and extra-peninsular systems.

The presence of Red Eléctrica in the Balearic Islands, in addition to being a guarantee of transparency and neutrality in the operation of the Balearic Islands' electricity sector, makes the inclusion of other generators and traders possible, thus forming a Balearic Islands' electricity system that is more competitive and efficient.

Main functions

Red Eléctrica carries out its activities from its main office in Palma de Mallorca. Said activities are focused on transmission grid planning, management of access requests to the transmission grid submitted by generators and distributors, drawing up maintenance plans for generation and transmission facilities, the carrying out of economic dispatch of the generation units, and organisation of the power measurement system. Similarly it has available a Control Centre for real-time supervision of the Balearic Islands’ electricity system.

The control centre is responsible for carrying out the monitoring of the electricity system in coordination with the control centres of the generation and distribution companies on the Balearic Islands. Specifically, it has to carry out, amongst other things, the real-time monitoring of the electricity system, demand coverage scheduling activities, real-time management of generation-demand deviations, as well as the monitoring and study of works carried out on the insular transmission grid.