The transmission grid on the Canary Islands is made up of the following elements:
Following the acquisition in July 2010 of the transmission lines and substations on the Canary Islands, Red Eléctrica has been carrying out a programme for the integration and improvement of these installations, adapting them to the quality standard of those transmission infrastructures on the Spanish peninsula. With this objective in mind, during the 2011-2015 period, Red Eléctrica is carrying out the MAR Project (Improvement of Grid Assets).
The objectives of the MAR Project are the following:
The specific characteristics of insular grids require a special maintenance plan that involves more investment and complexity than the works carried out on the Spanish peninsula: