Common Front of Socialist Almeria and Granada to claim the Government the power line Vera-Baza

power station.

power station.

The mayors and socialist spokesmen of the regions of Baza, Almanzora Valley, Velez Levante and Almeria will make a common front to demand that the Government of Spain to resume the construction project of high capacity power line between Vera and Baza, that the Popular Party paralyzed 2012, on arrival at La Moncloa, and left out of the national strategic planning for electric energy transport frame 2015-2020. This morning, socialist public positions of the three regions affected almerienses, with the mayor of Baza and vice president of the Provincial Council of Granada, Pedro Fernandez, and the secretary general of the PSOE parliamentary Andalusian Almeria, José Luis Sánchez Teruel, They have held a meeting in the capital Almeria, in which they have specified the actions that will be launched to demand the government to resume construction of this power line.

The secretary general of the PSOE in Almería, José Luis Sánchez Teruel, It has indicated that reside in these counties around 240.000 people, which they are frequently affected by blackouts and "need to have a guarantee in electricity supply". "On Christmas Eve, some people were without light, and we are not willing to put up with this situation ", has warned.

Also, construction or not of the Vera-Baza power line also depends on that can be installed in these new regions businesses that create "an economic development more than necessary", has added.

financial loss

"We are not willing to tolerate the Popular Party leaders continue snuggling resources to their territories", He has declared the head of the PSOE de Almería, who gave as an example the 1.620 Almeria province days without works carried AVE, "While the Prime Minister continues to say that the priority is that the High Speed ​​reach Galicia, to their land ".

For his part, the mayor of Baza, Pedro Fernandez, He has insisted that it is necessary for the Government to incorporate these electrical infrastructure planning, Returning to plan 2008, in which "the power line and associated substation Baza listed as priority".

Fernandez added that the current is a "momentous moment for the development and implementation of renewable energy projects, whenever immediately the government plans to approve a new auction for renewable energy, in order to meet the European directive of reach 20% renewable production by 2020 ".

In this sense, Alderman pointed out that the exclusion of the Vera-Baza national planning powerline has had very negative consequences for their municipality, as has been the loss of wind farms had been approved for the municipal, They totaling an estimated investment of 103 million and would generate for the public coffers 5,5 million per year, over the next 25 years old, by way of business tax. Also, He also noted that, without the power line, "It becomes very difficult around the branch Guadix-Lorca Mediterranean Corridor".

initiatives

To end the current situation and force the government to change its stance and reconsiders the Vera-Baza online as a priority, socialist representatives of Almeria and Granada will work together. So, aldermen concerned have already scheduled a second meeting, which will take place this time in the province of Granada, and to which they invite the Minister of Employment, with the intention of asking him to intercede with the Minister of Industry. At the same time, Socialists will stimulate debate an initiative, Congress of Deputies, to require the Government to resume the construction of the line.

The mayors and socialist spokesmen of the regions of Baza, Almanzora Valley, Velez Levante and Almeria will make a common front to demand that the Government of Spain to resume the construction project of high capacity power line between Vera and Baza, that the Popular Party paralyzed 2012, on arrival at La Moncloa, and left out of the national strategic planning for electric energy transport frame 2015-2020. This morning, socialist public positions of the three regions affected almerienses, with the mayor of Baza and vice president of the Provincial Council of Granada, Pedro Fernandez, and the secretary general of the PSOE parliamentary Andalusian Almeria, José Luis Sánchez Teruel, They have held a meeting in the capital Almeria, in which they have specified the actions that will be launched to demand the government to resume construction of this power line.

The secretary general of the PSOE in Almería, José Luis Sánchez Teruel, It has indicated that reside in these counties around 240.000 people, which they are frequently affected by blackouts and "need to have a guarantee in electricity supply". "On Christmas Eve, some people were without light, and we are not willing to put up with this situation ", has warned.

Also, construction or not of the Vera-Baza power line also depends on that can be installed in these new regions businesses that create "an economic development more than necessary", has added.

financial loss

"We are not willing to tolerate the Popular Party leaders continue snuggling resources to their territories", He has declared the head of the PSOE de Almería, who gave as an example the 1.620 Almeria province days without works carried AVE, "While the Prime Minister continues to say that the priority is that the High Speed ​​reach Galicia, to their land ".

For his part, the mayor of Baza, Pedro Fernandez, He has insisted that it is necessary for the Government to incorporate these electrical infrastructure planning, Returning to plan 2008, in which "the power line and associated substation Baza listed as priority".

Fernandez added that the current is a "momentous moment for the development and implementation of renewable energy projects, whenever immediately the government plans to approve a new auction for renewable energy, in order to meet the European directive of reach 20% renewable production by 2020 ".

In this sense, Alderman pointed out that the exclusion of the Vera-Baza national planning powerline has had very negative consequences for their municipality, as has been the loss of wind farms had been approved for the municipal, They totaling an estimated investment of 103 million and would generate for the public coffers 5,5 million per year, over the next 25 years old, by way of business tax. Also, He also noted that, without the power line, "It becomes very difficult around the branch Guadix-Lorca Mediterranean Corridor".

initiatives

To end the current situation and force the government to change its stance and reconsiders the Vera-Baza online as a priority, socialist representatives of Almeria and Granada will work together. So, aldermen concerned have already scheduled a second meeting, which will take place this time in the province of Granada, and to which they invite the Minister of Employment, with the intention of asking him to intercede with the Minister of Industry. At the same time, Socialists will stimulate debate an initiative, Congress of Deputies, to require the Government to resume the construction of the line.