Italy

Italy

Contracting Party:   ENEL Green Power, Italy

Executive Committee Member:  Paolo Romagnoli, ENEL Green Power, Italy

Alternate Member:   Ruggero Bertani, ENEL Green Power, Italy

In Italy, the geothermal resources are mainly exploited for the purposes of electricity generation.  All geothermal plants in operation are located in Tuscany, in the two “historical” areas of Larderello-Travale and Mount Amiata. In 2010, Italy had an installed capacity of 882.5 MWe (728.1 MWe efficient capacity) with a gross electricity generation of 5,376 billion kWh. Though this represents only 1.6% of the total domestic generation, it meets about 25% of the electricity demand in Tuscany.

In addition to electricity generation, geothermal fluids are used as heat sources, mainly for spas, space and district heating, greenhouses and fish farming.  In 2010, the supply of thermal energy totalled about 12,000 TJ.

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