Red Eléctrica de España will improve the evacuation of electricity generation from renewable sources with four new substations and the enlargement of two more to strengthen the meshing of the transmission grid in southern Gran Canaria. Red Eléctrica will invest over 20 million euros in this infrastructure.
For this, the Company has applied for administrative authorisation, project approval and declaration of public utility for the new 66 kV Escobar substation and the 66 kilovolt (kV) Escobar-Carrizal double circuit line, in Ingenio. They have also requested authorisation to enlarge the 66 kV Aldea Blanca substation, in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, and the 66 kV Cinsa substation, in Telde, in order to improve the evacuation of the wind power production in the southeast of the island of Gran Canaria.
The planned actions are of an extraordinary nature and result from the agreement of the Council of Ministers to allow the evacuation of the wind energy that will be generated as a result of the wind power tender of the Government of the Canary Islands. The agreement also includes strengthening the meshing of the transmission grid and improving the efficiency of non-peninsular electricity systems.
The new 66 kV Escobar substation will be built with a double bus bar configuration with an indoor GIS switchgear arrangement. The Escobar-Carrizal line will connect the new substation to the 66 kV Carrizal substation.
The enlargement of the Aldea Blanca 66 kV substation and the Cinsa 66 kV substation will consist of equipping the new substation bays required for the evacuation of renewable energy. The project will be carried out replicating the design of existing substations.
The new electricity infrastructure will increase the capacity and safety in the evacuation of renewable production in one of the areas of greatest wind energy production in the Canaries.
Red Eléctrica will round off the construction of lines and substations for the evacuation of renewable generation from the southeast of Gran Canaria with the construction of two new 66 kV facilities: the Arinaga substation, already in the permitting process, and the Agüimes substation.
The new Arinaga substation will entail the construction of an indoor 66 kV GIS switchyard, that will have seven bays available and space enough for a further three reserve bays. This substation also involves a double-circuit line between Arinaga and Barranco de Tirajana of approximately 10 km in length.
The Agüimes substation will entail the construction of an indoor 66 kV GIS switchyard, that will have four bays available and space enough for a further four reserve bays.
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