- For the third year running, Endesa has been awarded the supply contract for the tender that includes the metros of Barcelona, Bilbao and Malaga, the Basque Country’s ETS and the trams of Murcia and Zaragoza.
- Together, the six networks consume 406 GWh at an estimated sum of 24.2 million euros.
For the third consecutive year, Endesa has won the tender to supply power for the association of six public transport networks in Spain during 2017, worth 24.2 million euros plus the regulated tariff that each company charges to their distribution companies.
The tender includes Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), Metro Bilbao, SA, Euskal Trenbide Sarea (ETS), SL, Metro Málaga, SA, Tranvía de Murcia, SA and Tranvías Urbanos de Zaragoza, SL. The six public transport networks will consume approximately 406 GWh over the twelve month period.
This is the sixth consecutive year in which various public transport companies have come together to jointly issue an invitation to tender for the supply of electric power, which is one of the main consumption costs involved in these networks. With this formula, public companies and concessionaires seek to achieve better contractual conditions, as part of their strategy to reduce costs and optimise resources. However, each company has to administer their contract independently.
The TMB metro of Barcelona uses approximately 256 GWh of electricity annually and the network has eight lines covering a total distance of 102.6 kilometres. The Basque Country’s ETS consumes 46.1 GWh and has 26 supply points while the Bilbao Metro has awarded 13 supply points for an annual consumption of 76.3 GWh. The Murcia public tram system uses 4.2 GWh of electricity per year and has 5 supply points. Lastly, the Zaragoza tram system has an annual consumption of 8.7 GWh and has two supply points, while the Malaga tram system has 2 supply points and an annual consumption of 16 GWh.