MADRID, 22 Ago. (EUROPA PRESS) -
i-DE, Iberdrola's distribution company, has commissioned a new substation in Cuenca to promote the electrification of heavy road transport, whose investment has amounted to 4.3 million euros, the company reported.
Specifically, the new facility, located in the municipality of Atalaya del Cañavate, will have a transformer with a power of 20 megavolt amps (MVA), enough to simultaneously serve 120 fast charging points of 150 kW or 50 points of 350 kW, minimum power established for recharging points for heavy vehicles by the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation, while improving the guarantee of service to customers in neighboring towns.
In addition, it is susceptible to expansion with up to three 40 MVA transformers, which would mean housing up to 120 MVA, a capacity that would multiply the number of charging points by six.
The energy company has also installed HIS (Hybrid Insulated Switchgear) technology in the substation, which increases the safety of the installation and reduces its dimensions compared to other technologies for outdoor installations, while improving operation and maintenance.
The installation is part of the initiatives that may receive funds from the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, which regulates the granting of direct subsidies to electricity distribution companies for investments in the digitization of distribution networks and infrastructure for recharging electric vehicles.
The company highlighted that the substation's strategic location, next to the crossroads between the Eastern highway (A-3), the Alicante highway (A-31) and the Guadiana highway (A-43), makes it "a especially relevant action when it comes to achieving the objectives of decarbonization of the economy, promoting electric mobility, especially that of heavy transport".