The third and minister vice president for the ecological transition and the demographic challenge, Teresa Ribera, has described as "scandalous" the reservoirs of Ricobayo (Zamora) and Valdecanas (Cáceres), both managed by IBERDROLA, before the "drastic "Reduction of its waters and has ensured that it is already being investigated to the electric, to which a letter has been referred" to tell you that this can not be ".
"It is not reasonable to empty in virtually 6 weeks a reservoir as it has happened in Zamora," has denounced the third vice president in an interview in the 'Red Red' program of the sixth collected by Europe Press.
Given this, the Minister has advanced that article 55 of the Water Law will have to be applied, where it is expected that for extraordinary reasons, limitations can be introduced to the flow of the reservoirs.
Ribera has explained that this situation has to do with the concessional clauses, which probably did not foresee an intervention to guarantee ecological and minimum flows in the reservoirs, but a volume of concessioned water per year. "That's why the company justifies that they are fulfilling all the requirements and this seems scandalous to me," he remarked.
The minister has wielded that water can not be at a maximum permitted annual volume without any criterion with respect to its distribution and use over time and therefore managed directly by the concessionary company according to "what is economically at any time It suits them more. " "This is legitimate but it is not reasonable to happen, that's why we want to intervene as soon as possible," she said.
Ribera has remarked that the Government has contacted the company and has advanced that the Secretary of State of the Environment will have a meeting next week with the mayors of the affected areas.
"This can not allow it to happen. Water is a scarce good so important for the well-being of families and economic activity, such as electricity," he remarked.
Precisely organizations such as facu-consumers in action have requested this Friday the National Commission of the Competition Market (CNMC) to investigate the "drastic" water reduction in case the company could be taking advantage of the conjuncture of the new rates and the increase in The light to disembark more water from due and thus multiply its hydroelectric production.Date Of Update: 13 August 2021, 12:41