The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Victor Torres; the president of Red Eléctrica Española (REE), Beatriz Corredor; the president of the Cabildo de La Gomera, Casimiro Curbelo; the vice president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Enrique Arriaga and the mayoress of Guía de Isora, Josefa Mesa, among other authorities, attended today the first “shovelful” of the works that in two years will unite through a Submarine cable of 36 kilometers and more than 1,000 meters deep, the electrical system of the islands of Tenerife and La Gomera.
The work will cost 114 million euros and, of these, “700 million are part of the investment that REE is planned in the Canary Islands until 2006″, according to Corredor, who also thanked the efforts of the Canary Islands authorities for the ecological transition and climate change, noting that La Gomera, with its recently inaugurated five wind farms, will be able to export electricity to Tenerife by obtaining 13 megawatts when your needs are less than 7.
Likewise, Corredor wanted to highlight the progress of the Chira-Soria works in Gran Canaria and a new submarine cable between this island and Fuerteventura. Finally, he pointed out the need for a jump in Tenerife to store energy and opted for a hydroelectric power station in the Valle de Güímar.
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