With the publication in January 2020 of the Integrated National Plan on Energy and Climate (Piano Nazionale Integrato per l’Energia e il Clima - PNIEC) by Italy's Ministry of Economic Development, the country's 2030 objectives on energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and CO2 emissions’ reduction were established. The PNIEC aims to increase the amount of energy deriving from clean sources to 55% by 2030.
The Partanna facility is part of the Italian contract awarded by the GSE that provides for the development of new capacity as well as for the expansion and upgrade of existing facilities. Further wind farm construction projects will be initiated in Italy in the coming months, with new sites playing a key role in achieving the Group's and the country's decarbonization objectives.
In this regard, Enel Green Power has been awarded, in the first, second and fourth FER auctions announced by the GSE, approximately 163 MW of new renewable capacity across seven wind power projects in southern Italy: two in Sicily, one in Molise (already under construction), three in Campania and one in Basilicata. In addition, thanks to the first four auctions, a further 109 MW of nominal power will derive from the renovation and expansion of current hydroelectric and wind power facilities in Emilia Romagna, Molise, Piedmont, Sardinia, Tuscany and Veneto.