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Energy poverty among the topics discussed with officials of Iberdrola (20/10/2015)

The mayor of Cartagena, Jose Lopez, held a meeting this morning with the delegate of the power company in the region of Murcia, Patricio Valverde, director of distribution in the region, César Calomarde, and the head of Sector Cartagena, Domingo Mecca

The mayor of Cartagena, Jose Lopez, met this morning with Iberdrola delegate in Murcia, Patricio Valverde, director of distribution in the region, César Calomarde, and the head of Sector Cartagena, Domingo Mecca, to appear and address major issues of Iberdrola in the port city.

Energy poverty has been one of the highlights. Jose Lopez recorded that is something they are also concerned.

We say they are starting to see through the autonomous region, and see if, in any case, can be done directly with the municipalities.

Lopez has continued explaining that we have given a short period of a few weeks, to accomplish something, an agreement with the Autonomous Region, and if not then try to make an agreement with the municipality so that through our Social Services, those families can not take care of energy expenditure at home by the economic insecurity that are suffering, we can analyze what means exist for either the council or Iberdrola, we take charge of receipt and do not suffer this energy poverty.

The mayor has passed that is not yet known how that will be done but that Iberdrola is a publicly traded company and can not do certain things.

Another way would be an agreement through its foundation or other organisms, but the important thing is not how we do it in three or four weeks, we will move forward on this and the Cartagena families have the precarious economic situation and not They suffer outages.

Another of the topics discussed was the possible collaboration of the Iberdrola Foundation in cultural activities such as the Roman Amphitheatre. Patricio Valverde, chief of the region, has sent the mayor has explained the rehabilitation of the amphitheater where you have high expectations and see if our part we could lend a hand in any action.

Moreover, Valverde added that would be through the Iberdrola Foundation, which operates autonomously, and will transfer the possibilities of what the mayor has told us of the cultural activities carried out, not only in the amphitheater but in other cultural performances in the city.

It's a matter of study and analysis.

Regarding the same issue, the mayor explained that what they have told us they were going to start with the Roman theater, and we have said that we are fine, but that part of the Roman Theatre, an important site with thousands of visits and that more or less should start self-financing, there are other projects that maybe would not be good for another label other than the Iberdrola Foundation, and not be lost in a sea of sponsors.

The mayor has reported that other interesting places would be the Palace of Hasdrubal, which is an easy excavation, on the western slope where only you have to remove debris and we want to do differently, facing the audience, where it digs and exposed at the same time, or the amphitheater which is also a very important site and where they want to dig and put in value.

Lopez has taken that have pledged to bring the President of the Foundation, to come and visit the Roman theater, the amphitheater, the hill of the windlass, and you see other lines.

Journalists have asked about the fact that attracting private businesses to collaborate with this project, to which the mayor explained that what we are brought under his arm and desire to execute projects. Others could also be the coastal batteries, Tonina submarine, the Museo Casa de Isaac Peral and the Graduate School.

In any case, companies that want to come and invest or sponsor projects that give value to both archaeological finds as our rich heritage, will be always welcome in this town hall and well treated.

Jose Lopez explained the other issues discussed at the meeting: We have reported on the work remaining to bring electricity to other parts of town with the new meters, to be completed in early 2017. There will be no population center, by dispersed that is, not having the power input in 2017.

The delegate of Iberdrola has moved its readiness to face any need for the services we provide.

Another issue that Valverde has highlighted is the explanation of the operation of the combined cycle we have in tailings, difficulties caused by the coming decline in national consumption, which does not go into operation 100% of the installed power.

The journalists present were also interested in other issues such as the problems caused in Mar de Cristal and grandchildren the rain at dawn yesterday. The mayor has passed that we know has already turned from Infrastructure job, or at least we think there are communications.

Infrastructure chief told me that tomorrow will bring site to see the problem because they are little heavy rains that are causing problems.

The mayor has emphasized that these problems come from changing channels when it became the fast track to La Manga. Other bodies to remedy these problems we have not created the City should be, but as I always say, but not our competition, we will talk with the director general of water, and various agencies to address this problem. We are confident that by the end of this week we can say something about communication we've had with other agencies.

Journalists have also wanted to know the position of the Municipal Government to the project Calarreona what the mayor has said that we can not have position.

Our position is that the law is applied.

If acts are regulated and imposed us to give the license, we will.

Another thing that I like, that I do not like the environmental impact, but they are not my whims, but the standards.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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