Electricity supply bolstered in Algarve

Portugal’s energy supplier REN has concluded works at the new Tavira supply substation with the installation of a 400kW electricity transmission line linking the eastern Algarve city to Puebla de Guzman in Andalucia.

The project, which represents an investment of €70 million, has strengthened electricity supply to the Sotavento region of the Algarve and South Alentejo.

In total, more than 165 kilometres of new power lines have been installed, including the latest one linking Portugal to Spain, a vital move in the company’s strategy to boost supply in the Iberian electricity market.

A further 400kW transmission line, linking Tavira to Portimão, has ensured supply to the Malhanito and South Alentejo eolic parks.

Electricity supply in the region has also improved with the installation of a further two double-circuit 150kW transmission lines linking Tunes and Estoi to the Tavira substation.

Rui Cartaxo, president of REN, told the Algarve Resident: “This project was vital as it represents a great improvement to the quality of service provided by REN, thus meeting the needs of Algarve consumers in regard to electricity supply.”

The REN president added that the line linking Tavira to Andalucia is an important step in the company’s expansion into the Iberian electricity market benefitting consumers in both countries.

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