(Agencies) The Autonomous City of Ceuta his requesting to be connected to the underwater cable that join Tarifa and Morocco in order to increase power available there.>PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ITEMS SUCH AS THIS MAY BE SUBJECT TO SUBSCRIPTION IN THE FUTURE but you can make a donation NOW, too! Please click here for more information on how to help us continue. (This item was translated)According to sources in the city, conversations begin this week with the Red Eléctrica de España (REE=Spanish Electricity Network) aimed at studying the viability of the project.
The main objective of the project is to avoid the inconveniences that arise from Ceuta being an ‘energy island’. For example, in 2006 the city totaled nine hours and 14 minutes of power cuts, which places it at the top of the list in terms of power cuts in the whole country.
At the same time, the demand for electricity has grown by 6% in the period between 1994 and 2006, which is well above the national figure, 4.8%
The second Tarifa-Morocco cable connection was opened on March 4, 2007, the result of a joint project between REE and the Moroccan electricity company. At the time, ministers of both countries agreed that it was a ‘tool for international cooperation and commercial development’, while it would also provide ‘security thanks to the advantages of interconnecting both systems’.(If you enjoyed this article, or found it useful, please consider making a donation to JimenaPulse. Click here for more information.)