The Regional Delegate of Red Eléctrica de España for the Community of Valencia, Maite Vela, and the mayors of six municipalities within the province of Castellón have today signed in Forcall a framework agreement for collaboration regarding corporate responsibility.
In accordance with said agreement, the Company will earmark 78,000 euros for the development of social, cultural and environmental initiatives in these municipalities in Castellón where the new Mezquita-Morella and Mudéjar-Morella electricity lines will run.
This agreement includes the development of a plan, whose activities have been formalised in specific agreements, which aim to create direct value in those municipalities of Castellón involved in the development of these projects.
Each municipality will receive 13,000 euros which will go to:
- Zorita del Maestrazgo: provision of equipment for a children’s’ playground and a senior citizens’ park.
- Palanques: adaptation of the municipal swimming pool facilities.
- Villores: remodelling of the municipal multipurpose community centre.
- Todolella: installation of a park with a health fitness circuit.
- Forcall: provision of equipment for a residence for the elderly.
- Morella: installation of a new multipurpose room in the Jaume I Sports and Leisure Centre.
This action is part of the Corporate Responsibility policy of Red Eléctrica de España, whose purpose is to contribute to sustainable economic and social development, the promotion of progress, culture and social wellbeing with the aim of creating ongoing value in areas where facilities of the Company are located.
Infrastructures necessary for the strengthening of the transmission grid
The 400 kilovolt (kV) Mezquita-Morella and Mudéjar-Morella power transmission lines are contained within the ‘Planning of the Electricity and Gas sectors 2008-2016’ and are included in the annual programme of the transmission grid facilities approved by the Ministry of Industry in December 2012.
These infrastructures are necessary to strengthen the transmission grid meshing, and as a result, improve the security and quality of the electricity supply of the peninsular electricity system as a whole and in the province of Castellón.
For the development of these projects, which will represent an investment of 27.7 million euros in the province of Castellón, Red Eléctrica de España has reached agreements with the vast majority of private owners and with all local authorities.
The Mezquita-Morella and Mudéjar-Morella axes are double circuit 400 kV lines. The lines are compacted into a single quadruple circuit in the stretch of line that runs through the region of Els Ports, in order to minimise the environmental impact on the territory.
The facilities have been granted all the pertinent authorizations and the construction work began in February 2015.
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