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Energy storage in the Canary Islands

The subsidiary Red Eléctrica Infraestructuras en Canarias (REINCAN) was created in 2015 with the aim of promoting energy storage projects in the Canary Islands. These storage projects will serve as tools for the system operator in order to guarantee supply, improve system security and optimize the integration of renewable energy in the Canary Islands.

The construction of the pumped-storage hydropower station between the Soria and Chira reservoirs, which responds to these objectives, will be an essential element to progress towards the sustainability of the new energy model in the Canary Islands; a model that will offer greater security and be more efficient and respectful of the environment.

The power station will provide the Canary Islands electricity system with a tool that will allow greater guarantee of supply and greater system security, furthermore, it will open the door to the further development and use of locally available renewable energies, which in turn will reduce the dependence on external energy sources and will decrease the use of fossil fuels.