Red Eléctrica de España has put in service the ‘Los Realejos’ 66 kilovolt substation, which will support the electricity supply in the area of northern Tenerife and will allow growth in electricity demand in the coming years to be undertaken.
The new substation has a switchyard that uses armoured technology (Gas-Insulated Switchgear-GIS) technology and is connected to the Island’s transmission grid, via an underground double circuit line (2,570 meters in length) that connects to the ‘Icod de los Vinos-Cuesta de la Villa’ line, and distribution network.
The construction of this facility and its connection to the grid, which is included in the 2008-2016 Plan for the Electricity and Gas Sectors, has represented an investment of nine million euros.
The municipality of Los Realejos and its surrounding area, which includes the tourist resort of Puerto de la Cruz, have a significantly increasing growth in electricity demand. Therefore, this new substation will ensure the quality of supply and optimise the efficiency of the electricity system.
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