During 2013 and 2014 two innovative pilot projects for fire detection and extinction shall be carried out within the region of Aragon
The General Director of Forest Management, Roque Vicente, and the regional delegate of Red Eléctrica de España (REE), José Ignacio Lallana, have chaired this morning's meeting of the joint monitoring committee regarding the collaboration agreement that REE signed with the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Environment in 2010. This agreement, to which REE allocates a maximum annual amount of 20,000 euros, aims to carry out actions regarding the prevention and extinction of forest fires in the vicinity of electricity lines and facilities.
At this meeting, the simultaneous execution of two pilot projects was agreed regarding the detection and extinction of forest fires, and that will be carried out during 2013 and 2014:
Red Eléctrica de España is the company responsible for the transmission of electricity in high voltage and the proper functioning of the electricity system. With more than 40,000 kilometres of high voltage electricity lines that make up a meshed, reliable, and secure grid with the highest level of quality indices, we ensure at all times the balance between electricity generation and consumption in Spain.