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24.06.2013

Real-time electrical energy demand for the Balearic Islands, now available on the Red Eléctrica website

Also shown are energy exchanges balances between the interconnected islands, as well as for the Spanish peninsula-Balearic Islands' link

As of today, Red Eléctrica de España is offering on its website four new electricity demand tracking curves in real time, referring to the islands of Majorca and Menorca and the two subsystems of the Balearic Islands, Majorca-Menorca and Ibiza-Formentera.

As in the cases of the curves of the Spanish peninsula and the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands' curves provide data, updated every ten minutes, regarding the forecasted demand (green line), the programmed demand (red) and actual demand (yellow), and the generation mix structure and CO2 emissions associated with these.

This information, which currently also shows historical data of the Balearic Islands? demand as of May 1, 2013, can be accessed via the following link: link

Submarine links
The Balearic Islands have three submarine cables for electricity transmission, one that connects the islands with the Spanish Peninsula (Romulus Project), one linking the islands of Majorca-Menorca, and a third cable between Ibiza-Formentera. The latter two form two electricity subsystems.

The curves of Majorca, Menorca, and the Mallorca-Menorca subsystem include, within its generation mix structure, electricity transmission data ("peninsular link" or "inter-island link"), with electricity import values being indicated as a positive (+) and electricity export values as a negative (-).

Electricity in the Balearic Islands
The electricity demand in the Balearic Islands increased by 1.3% last year compared to 2011. In 2012, 1.9% of the total national generation (5,249 GWh) was generated on the Balearic system according to data in the Spanish Electricity System Report 2012, recently published on the Red Eléctrica website.