We Are a Benchmark in the
Management of Medium and High-TensionTransmission Grids
Red Eléctrica Internacional (REI), a subsidiary of the Red Eléctrica Group, is responsible for the construction and operation of electrical power transmission grids outside of Spain, and has been building and managing networks in Latin America for more than 15 years through different subsidiaries in Peru and Chile.
We have been the main energy transmitter since 1999 in southern Peru where, through a group of companies, we are leaders in the construction, operation, and maintenance of high-tension electrical facilities.
In 2016 we acquired Red Eléctrica Chile, which in turn owns several companies that will manage the more than 1,700 km of network in the north of the country.
Our goal is to ensure the security and continuity of the power supply at all times and to develop a reliable transport network that contributes to the progress of society in the countries where we operate.
The electricity business in Peru
We have been the main transmitter in southern Peru since 1999, with excellent facility availability indicators. Through Red Eléctrica Andina (REA) and Red Eléctrica del Sur (REDESUR), with its subsidiaries Transmisora Eléctrica del Sur, Transmisora Eléctrica del Sur 2, Transmisora Eléctrica del Sur 3 and Transmisora Eléctrica del Sur 4, we manage the transmission of electricity in the regions of Arequipa, Moquegua, Tacna, Puno, and Cusco, and have become leaders in the construction, operation, and maintenance of high-tension electrical facilities. To that end, we have a dedicated team of professionals with the expertise and experience necessary to provide comprehensive solutions and ensure the maximum availability of our transmission and fibre optic lines.
In 2018, Red Eléctrica Internacional has reached an agreement with Bow Power to acquire 100% of CCNCM, the company holder of the concession contract for the 220 kilovolt (kV) Carhuaquero-Cajamarca Norte-Cáclic-Moyobamba electricity line and associated substations, in Peru. With this acquisition of 372 Km, Red Eléctrica Internacional will now go on to manage a grid of 1,686 km of circuit in Peru in addition to the 1,729 km it currently manages in Chile.
The electricity business in Chile
Through Red Eléctrica Chile, a 100% subsidiary of REI, we acquired 50% stake in the share capital of Transmisora Eléctrica del Norte (TEN) after the acquisition conducted in January 2016. The remaining 50% of TEN is owned by E-CL (belonging to the Engie Group), a Chilean company that promoted the first interconnection between the systems in the countryӳ northern and central regions. Meanwhile in 2017, through REDENOR (a company created in a 70%-30% consortium with Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios), Red Eléctrica Chile was awarded the contract to execute and subsequently operate more than 258 km of line in Chile. The project, located in the Pozo Almonte area near the Peruvian border, includes the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the first 220-kilovolt (kV) circuit in northern Chile.
In July 2018, Red Eléctrica Chile acquired 100% of the share capital of Centinela Transmisión for a total of 117.2 million dollars, including operating assets and projects under construction. In the Antofagasta region of northern Chile, Centinela Transmisión operated three 220-kilovolt (kV) lines that connect the Encuentro-El Tesoro, El Tesoro-Esperanza, and the El Cobre-Esperanza substations (a circuit of 265 km). The purchase also included the work to extend these facilities contained in the Transmission System Expansion Plan for 2016-2017. Red Eléctrica Chile, through REDENOR2, is the responsible for carrying out the project.
Our offices in Peru