Hydroelectric Plants in Italy - Lombardy (other) & Valle d'Aosta

Acquedotto Bonne
Location: AO
Operator: Comune di Valgrisenche
Configuration: 1 X 77 kW Francis
Operation: 201
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Atelier Projet Studio Associato
Quick facts: This SHP is on the local water delivery system.

Photograph courtesy of Atelier Projet Studio Associato
Posted 31 Jul 2016

Angelo Bertini Rebuild
Location: MI
Operator: Edison SpA
Configuration: 4 X 3.16 MW Francis
Operation: 2002
T/G supplier: VA TECH
Quick facts: Bertini was constructed between 1895 and 1898 in Paderno d'Adda and named for Angelo Bertini, who supervised the project and was also general manager of Societe Edison between 1891 and 1915. At completion, it was one of the largest power stations in Europe and its 32km, 13.5kV transmission tie-line was a world record. The original equipment at the Bertiini plant consisted of seven 1.5-MW sets. Paolo Milani and Guido Semenza were the lead hydraulic and electrical engineers, respectively. The turbines were supplied by Milan's Riva Monneret, who had just built turbines for the Niagara project, and the generators were sourced from Brown Boveri with transformers from Ganz and switches from General Electric.

Photograph courtesy of Edison SpA
Posted 27 Feb 2010

Biraghetta Rebuild
Location: PV
Operator: ISEA srl
Configuration: 2 X 250 kW S-Turbine
Operation: 2012
T/G supplier: Sulzer Escher Wyss
EPC: Scotta
Qucik facts: This SHP is on the Quintino Sella irrigation canal of Associazione Irrigazione Est Sesia. This plant is in Cilavegna and first went online in 1936..

Photograph courtesy of ERG Renew
Posted 27 Jun 2010

Cassolnovo
Location: PV
Operator: ERG Renew
Configuration: 510 kW
Operation: ??
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of ERG Renew
Posted 27 Jun 2010

Champagne I&II
Location: AO
Operator: CVA SpA
Configuration: 3 X 3.8 MW, 2 X 13.5 MW Pelton
Operation: 1921-1938
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: The Champagne-I building is a fine example of industrial architecture dating to the Belle Epoque era. The site is open for tours and the interior features many attractive fittings and wall treatments.

Photograph courtesy of Regione Autonoma Valle d'Aosta
Posted 7 Jun 2009

Confienza
Location: PV
Operator: ERG Renew
Configuration: 228 kW
Operation: ??
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of ERG Renew
Posted 27 Jun 2010

Dossi Rebuild
Location: BG
Operator: Enel
Configuration: 2 X 21.7 MW Pelton
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: VA TECH, Indar
Quick facts: This HPP in Valbondione was first built in 1925 in the Val Seriana in the Prealpi Orobie.The plant originally had six Pelton sets, but these were completely replaced by new machines. The work completed in the spring of 2008.

Photograph by sergiotriglia55 (Panoramio)
Posted 1 Jul 2015

Gressoney
Location: AO
Operator: CVA SpA
Configuration: 2 X 5.5 MW
Operation: 1921
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of GSE SpA
Posted 25 May 2009

Guido Semenza-I
Location: BG
Operator: Edison SpA
Configuration: 2 X 3.4 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1920
T/G supplier: Riva, TIBB
Quick facts: This is a plant of historical importance on the left bank of the Adda River near the Robbiate Dam. Construction began in 1917. The plant designer was Paolo Milani and the electric work was done by Guido Semenza. The project manager was Angelo Bertini, technical director at Edison. The plant was rebuilt in 2001.

Photograph by Frieda (wikipedia)
Posted 24 Oct 2010

Langosco
Location: PV
Operator: ERG Renew
Configuration: 450 kW
Operation: ??
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of ERG Renew
Posted 27 Jun 2010

Maen Rebuild
Location: AO
Operator: CVA SpA
Configuration: 3 X 8 MW Pelton
Operation: 2002
T/G supplier: Sulzer
Quick facts: Maen was built in the 1920s and uses water from the Cignana and Perreres reservoirs.

Photograph courtesy of Enel SpA
Posted 5 Sep 2004

Nuvolento
Location: BS
Operator: Consorzio di Bonifica Medio Chiese
Configuration: 1 X 540 kW Kaplan
Operation: 2010
T/G supplier: Serman
EPC: F.lli Baruzzi Srl
Quick facts: This SHP plant is on the Naviglio di Brescia, part of the canal system associated with the Chiese River.

Photograph courtesy of F.lli Baruzzi Srl
Posted 16 Jan 2011

Prevalle Chiese
Location: BS
Operator: A2A SpA
Configuration: 2 X 900 kW, 1 X 740 kW Francis
Operation: 1922
T/G supplier: Riva, DePretto Escher Wyss, Marelli
Quick facts: The intake for this SHP is in Comune di Muscolina and water travels from the Chiese 3.4km to the powerhouse. Two overhead connections originate at the plant, one to Naviglio PS and the second towards Brescia. Annual output is about 9 GWh.

Photograph courtesy of A2A SpA
Posted 17 Jan 2011

Sorico
Location: CO
Operator: Societa Elettrica Morbegno
Configuration: 2 MW
Operation: ??
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of Societa Elettrica Morbegno (SEM)
Posted 22 May 2016

Trezzo d'Adda Rebuild
Location: MI
Operator: Enel
Configuration: 6 X 2 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1999
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: Trezzo d'Adda was originally constructed in 1906 and rebuilt from 1997-1999. The plant is also called Taccani. It was originally commissioned from architect Gaetano Moretti and hydraulic engineer Adolfo Covi by the textile factory owner Cristoforo Benigno Crespi.

Photograph courtesy of Enel SpA
Posted 30 Oct 2004

   

Verres
Location: AO
Operator: Compagnia Valdostana Delle Acque SpA
Configuration: 2 X 3 MVA, 1 X 2.15 MVA, 1 X 2.5 MVA Pelton
Operation: 1911
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: Verres is part of the Dora Baltea canal system and was originally built in 1911. The machinery was reconstructed in 1994-1999. A 2.8km canal leads to a 1.4m penstock. The horizontal Pelton turbines generate about 50,000 MWh/yr.

Photograph courtesy of GSE SpA
Posted 25 May 2009

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 04-Jul-2017

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