Production

Through Iren Energia, the Group produces electricity with 30 hydroeletric plants and 8 thermoelectric plants, of which 7 operate in cogeneration mode.

The total installed output is approximately 2.800 electrical MW and 2.600 thermal MW, with a total production of 10.300 GWh a year of electricity, of which more than 76% from renewable (water or solar) or assimilated (cogeneration and waste-to-energy) sources (compared to a national average of 39.8%).

In addition, the Group has other types of plants: 3 waste-to-energy plants and 100 photovoltaic plants.

 

HYDROELECTRIC PLANTS

Hydroelctric power plants, situated in the Province of Turin (Valle Orco, Val di Susa, San Mauro and Moncalieri) and in the provinces of Salerno and Avellino (Tusciano Power Centre), have a total installed capacity of about 600 MW.

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COGENERATION PLANTS

Cogeneration plants are situated in Turin, Moncalieri, Genoa and Reggio Emilia; their overall capacity reaches 2800 MW of electrical power, 2600 MW of thermal power and provides district heating for a total volume of about 80 million cubic metres.

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THERMOELECTRIC PLANTS

Iren also holds the Turbigo thermoelectric power plant in the province of Milan with a total electrical capacity of almost 855 MW.

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PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANTS

Iren has 100 photovoltaic systems for a total power of 18.6 MW, which in 2019 produced 21.3 GWh of electricity.
 

 

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HEATING SYSTEMS

Iren has conventional heating systems for integration and reserve for district heating.

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HEAT ACCUMULATORS

Iren has a set of heat accumulators integrated with the district heating network.

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WASTE-TO-ENERGY PLANTS

The Group’s plant system includes 3 thermal waste recovery systems situated in Turin (TRM), Parma and Piacenza for the production of electricity and/or heat for district heating from unrecoverable waste.

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