The new interconnection will link the electricity systems of Tenerife and La Gomera, increasing their size and improving the security, reliability and guarantee of supply.
This project, promoted by Red Eléctrica and included in the Network Development Plan 2021-2026, will contribute decisively towards transforming the electricity system of the Canary Islands into a more efficient and sustainable system by means of the integration of renewables and the reduction of overall generation costs.
Thanks to this new link, La Gomera will be able to generate and integrate a renewable quota higher than the total demand of the island, reducing dependence on the El Palmar Thermal Power Plant and improving the quality of supply on the island.
On the other hand, the Tenerife system will be able to integrate the surplus renewable generation of La Gomera, reducing its dependence on fossil fuels and contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Consequently, the project represents an important step forward in the process of ecological transition in the Canary Islands, which aims to fully decarbonise its economy by 2040, ten years ahead of the targets set by Europe.
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The axis consists of a 66 kV double-circuit line, with a 36 km underwater section and two underground sections at both ends, which will connect the future electricity substation at Chío (Tenerife) with the new electricity substation at El Palmar de La Gomera (La Gomera).