IBERDROLA defends that Ricobayo is emptied so as not to shoot the price of light

IBERDROLA has defended that the Ricobayo (Zamora) reservoir is emptied when "from the market point of view interests because it is more competitive" as a way

IBERDROLA defends that Ricobayo is emptied so as not to shoot the price of light

IBERDROLA has defended that the Ricobayo (Zamora) reservoir is emptied when "from the market point of view interests because it is more competitive" as a way to stop the use of "much more expensive" energy sources and thus contribute together with renewables to "That does not shoot the price" of light.

The institutional delegate of Iberdrola in Castilla y León, Miguel Calvo Calleja, has explained in an interview with EFE that when dealing with one of the great regulation reservoirs, the role of that swamp, whose emptying has generated discomfort in the area, is that of "Collect the water when it is plentiful and use it when it is not".

For this reason, it has compared that hydraulic infrastructure with large batteries that can be used when more interests to replace other sources of higher cost energy production.

He has refused that this large Zamoranian swamp has been emptied as they denounce the municipalities of the environment and it has specified that its current level, which is around 11% of its capacity, represents a volume of embeded water as large as that together jointly the Zamoran reservoirs of Castro and Villalcampo on the Douro River.

In addition, in the last 25 years it has been a similar level in a dozen occasions, so "historically is not so strange" that the current level is reached, as happened in 2017.

He was responsible for IBERDROLA in Castilla y León has also attributed the drop in Ricobayo to "Non-predictable variables".

Among them mentioned the rise experienced by the price of gas and meteorology, with a month of February that rained a lot that followed "the most dry spring of the last 30 years".

Calvo Calleja has pointed out that Iberdrola is dedicated to managing a great infrastructure such as Ricobayo that "is designed to pass what is happening, to a greater or lesser extent" and whose management enters within the "concessional model" of the reservoir.

About the discomfort that has generated in the municipalities of the low level and the media interest that has aroused, has opined that the fact that the price of light is daily news makes there a "special sensitization" with issues of the environment Energy that "Other years have passed unnoticed by normal."

From the environmental point of view, the delegate of IBERDROLA in the community has highlighted that this year "the intervention and follow-up efforts have been folded" and the quality analyzes of the waters reflect "fully normal" levels.

IBERDROLA also maintains constant information with the Tasome City Council of the Bread, to which Ricobayo belongs and that has the only informed supply takes, so that there is no problem in supply.

The delegate in Castilla y León has assured that Iberdrola influences the environment of Ricobayo "positively economically and socially" as an actor of the area "in terms of employment and tax".

It is also committed to "mature" on what issues can "collaborate more actively", once the current "situation of crispness" and "things come back to their channel".

Updated Date: 14 August 2021, 05:10

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