INTERCHANGE CAPACITY INCREASE
TUNNEL THROUGH THE PYRENEES
2 x 1000 MW
The underground electricity interconnection between Baixas (France) and Santa Llogaia (Spain) is a globally pioneering project.
This project allowed the interchange capacity to be doubled from 1,400 to 2,800 megawatts (MW), while also increasing the security, stability and quality of electricity supply in the two countries as well as in the rest of Europe.
“The Electrical Crossing of the Pyrenees” is the title of a research project carried out by Renan Viguié concerning electrical interconnections between France and Spain from the period between the wars to the present day. It is the first time that the crossing of a border by an electrical current has been the subject of a historical study, which is both summarised and detailed.Learn more