Enel Green Power's 34 geothermal plants in Italy produced 5,820 GWh in 2015. This is the highest number ever in the more than one-century-long history of Tuscan geothermal. The new record accounts for an almost 300 GWh increase compared to 2014, when production in the provinces of Siena, Pisa and Grosseto totalled 5,548 GWh
It’s the best result ever achieved in over one hundred years. For Enel Green Power’s geothermal in Tuscany (Italy), 2016 began with a new absolute record for production from geothermal sources in 2015: its 34 operating geothermal plants produced 5,820 GWh, exceeding the previous record in 2014, when production had amounted to 5,548 GWh.
The new production record from geothermal sources in Italy accounts for an increase of nearly 300 GWh compared to 2014. The result was made possible by the commissioning of Bagnore 4, the technological optimisation of facilities with plant efficiency exceeding 98% and the mine shafts managed by Enel Green Power, whose geothermal activities respect the environment and the balance of the geothermal cycle.
The oldest geothermal complex in the world, managed by Enel Green Power in the Italian provinces of Siena, Pisa and Grosseto, includes know-how and excellence that EGP exports all over the world. Out of the 34 geothermal power plants, 16 are in the province of Pisa; 9 in the province of Siena with 10 overall production groups; 9 are in the province of Grosseto with 11 overall production groups. The province of Pisa has a geothermal production of 2958 GWh, the highest out of the three Tuscan provinces, while the area of Siena produced 1478 GWh and Grosseto 1384 GWh.
‘The record in 2015 confirms that we are on the right track,’ commented Enel Green Power Geothermal head Massimo Montemaggi. ‘We are working together with regional and local institutions, businessmen and traders’ associations to move along the path we have started to follow, further increasing the local benefits In developing a truly special geothermal district to confirm Tuscany’s global leadership in the geothermal industry.’
The nearly six billion KWh produced in Tuscany meet the average annual needs of over two million households and provide heat to some 9,700 residential users, 6 businesses in the geothermal areas, some 30 hectares of greenhouses, including 2 dairies, fuelling an important agricultural, gastronomic and touristic supply chain.