SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 20 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The director of Institutional Relations and Technological Innovation of Endesa in the Canary Islands, José Manuel Valle, described this Wednesday as “unjustified” and “irrational” the fine of 16 million euros imposed by the Government of the Canary Islands on E-Distribución Redes Digitales, SLU, and Unión Eléctrica de Canarias Generación, SAU, both belonging to Endesa, for zero energy in Tenerife in July 2020.
In an interview granted to ‘Cope Canarias’ and collected by Europa Press, he announced that the company is going to appeal the sanction while criticizing that the regional government “has become very demanding” and with demands that “are disproportionate” in relation to what happens on other islands when there are similar cases.
Valle has commented that these events “occur in all the islands of the world”, in which they are not sanctioned in this way “for unforeseen failures” I only know if he warns “neglect and bad practices”.
He also pointed out that “it is not so easy for the electricity to go out” in the archipelago, although it is known that “there are places more exposed due to salinity”, and for this reason work is being done so that the quality of the service “is better”.
However, he stressed that the supply quality indicators in the Canary Islands, “except for specific events, are among the best in Spain”.