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Energy open house

Doors open to the public: Discover all the chances to see Enel Green Power’s renewable power plants up close

Enter the heart of sustainability

There are many ways to get better acquainted with the world of sustainable energy. The most exciting is a visit to the heart of the places that produce it. Open Power PlantsInteractive Power Plants and the Museum of Geothermics are three experiences that Enel Green Power offers everyone - young and old, families and students - to learn more about renewable energy.

Discover more about the two formats that invite you to cross the threshold of our power plants and the Larderello Museum.

The service is currently suspended in compliance with national government provisions.

Open plants

Doors open to your energy

“Centrali Aperte” (Open Plants) is a public awareness tour that opens the doors of our power plants, showcasing how renewable energy comes about, together with our commitment towards the overall sustainability of the territory where we operate.

For one day only, our power plants will be transformed in the main “piazza” of the local town, becoming the place to be and the ideal milieu for people to express and share energy in their own personal way.

Renewable power plants from Enel Green Power replicate the same ambiance of a bustling Italian piazza, hosting the best of local artisans, farmers, and winemakers, together with a host of family and school-oriented activities like concertsworkshops, and exhibitions that feel sustainable through and through.

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Interactive plants

Delve into the heart of energy

The journey begins right away with a suggestion: energy is within each of us. A thermal imaging camera shows people how many Wh (watt-hours) they can generate just with the movement of their bodies. There are plenty of historical aspects and a timeline of technological discoveries, reimagined interactively: the timeline culminates in a wonderful 360-degree video, to understand how all energy sources work.

What gives substance and content to this story-telling project isn’t Enel Green Power, but science. Because renewables are the scientifically recognized answer to decarbonization, and science is what speaks to visitors, using research from the most authoritative sources and a totally agnostic approach. The pros and cons of every choice.

Know, interact, have fun

Find out more about the interactive journey in the hydroelectric power plants of Acquoria and Trezzo sull'Adda.

Book your visit

Acquoria hydroelectric plants

Trezzo sull'Adda hydroelectric plants

Free access every hour from 9:30 to 17:30, no reservation is necessary.
Larderello Geothermics Museum

An interactive, technological and multimedia museum itinerary

The energy and culture of the present projected into a more renewable future. The new Geothermics Museum is near Enel Green Power’s Larderello offices.

The Museum

"The veins pour forth smoking waters because of the vapors the earth has in her belly, who draws them up from the abyss".

Dante Alighieri, The Rhymes, Book VI, 1296

The esteemed poet used these words to depict geothermal lands in the warm heart of Tuscany. Today, the history of Earth’s energy is in the Larderello Geothermics Museum in the municipal territory of Pomarance (Pisa) near Enel Green Power’s offices. It’s an interactive museum with lots of technological and multimedia content, designed to help visitors understand the myriad technical-industrial applications and the evolution of this natural resource.

 

Business hours

Contact the museum to book a paid visit with a local tour guide versed in history and the environment, or enjoy a free visit and use the ProScenium system to guide you through the museum listening to a narrator’s voice accompanied by lights to draw your attention to specific parts of the exhibit.

Opening*

From 16 March to 31 October

Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (last access at 6:00 p.m.)
 

From 1 November to 15 March

Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed Monday, last access at 4:30 p.m.)

Closing

Monday winter time.

Also closed on December 25, 26, 31 and January 1st.

Info and booking

Volterra Tourist Office

Open every day 09.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Pomarance Tourist Office

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m.

Wednesday and Saturday 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

*Please arrive at the ticket office on time, in order to allow all visitors with reservations to respect their entrance times. If you have a fever, or any flulike symptoms, please stay home and contact the reservations office at the number above;

Once you pass the turnstiles, please wait outside for an attendant, who will take your temperature. Any visitor with a temperature above 37.5°C will not be allowed to enter to the museum;

The use of a face mask is required for the entire duration of your visit;

Access to the exhibition rooms is limited to a certain number of people, based on slots calculated by the size and the logistics of the space. Only one group can be in any given room at one time. It is not permitted to move into the next room until the previous group has left;

During your visit, and for your entire stay inside the building, you must maintain safe distances from other people, and avoid forming crowds;

Inside the museum, your visit must follow a set itinerary, indicated with signage. Please limit your stay in each exhibition room to 10 minutes. In the exhibition rooms, as usual, it is not permitted to touch display cases, objects, works or surfaces;

Hand sanitizer is available in every room, and should be used before and after pressing the buttons that activate the narrative videos.

 

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