Hydroelectric Plants in Italy - Piedmont

Bardonecchia Rebuild
Location: TO
Operator: Enel Green Power SpA
Configuration: 1 X 20.5 MW, 1 X 3 MW Pelton
Operation: 2011
T/G supplier: Ansaldo, Motortecnica
EPC: Enel, Mondino Costruzioni
Quick facts: This HPP was first put online in 1921. The rebuil pant commissioned on 29 Jul 2011. Annual productin is expected to be about 42 GWh. The facility is part of a SMATstorage and water supply complex centered on the Rochemolles reservoir.

Photograph courtesy of Mondino Costruzioni srl
Posted 16 Jul 2016

Cadarese Rebuild
Location: VB
Operator: Enel SpA
Configuration: 2 X 35 MW Pelton
Operation: 2002
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: Cadarese is part of the River Toce cascade and two 14-MW units went online in 1928. The plant was enlarged and rebuilt in 2002.

Photograph courtesy of Enel SpA
Posted 5 Sep 2004

Campore Alto
Location: TO
Operator: Enel Green Power SpA
Configuration: 2.1 MW
Operation: ??
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This SPP is on Torrente Orco.

Photograph courtesy of Mondino Costruzioni srl
Posted 16 Jul 2016

Chiomonte
Location: TO
Operator: Centralina Idroelettrica Orsiera-Chiomonte
Configuration: 1 X 40 kW Pelton
Operation: 2003
T/G supplier: IREM
EPC: IREM
Quick facts: This SHP is fed by a 2,985m, 125mm diameter pipe dropping from 1,415m altitude to the powerhouse at 815m. The project cost €95,000.

Photograph courtesy of Provincia di Torino
Posted 22 Feb 2006

Crava
Location: CN
Operator: Enel Green Power SpA
Configuration: 800 kW Francis
Operation: 1926
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of Mondino Costruzioni srl
Posted 16 Jul 2016

Crevola Toce Rebuild
Location: VB
Operator: Enel SpA
Configuration: 2 X 16.6 MW Framcis
Operation: 2011
T/G supplier: Andino, Indar
Quick facts: This is an important HPP in Crevola d'Ossola. From 2005 to 2011, Enel spent over €40mn to completely refurbish the facility. It uses water from the River Toce and supplies about 170 GWh/yr. The original plant opened in 1925 with a building designed by renowned architect Piero Portaluppi.

Photograph courtesy of Enel SpA
Posted 21 Jun 2015

Funghera
Location: TO
Operator: Enel Green Power SpA
Configuration: 5.1 MW Francis
Operation: 1902
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This SHP was built by Societa Elettricita Alta Italia.

Photograph courtesy of Mondino Costruzioni srl
Posted 16 Jul 2016

Gaggiotta
Location: NO
Operator: ERG Renew
Configuration: 2 X 241 kW S-Turbine
Operation: 1936
T/G supplier: Sulzer Escher Wyss
Qucik facts: ERG's hydro plants are along irrigation canals of Associazione Irrigazione Est Sesia. This plant is in Terdobbiate.

Photograph courtesy of ERG Renew
Posted 27 Jun 2010

Pont Ventoux Susa
Location: TO
Operator: Iren Energia SpA
Configuration: 2 X 75 MW Francis
Operation: 2005
T/G supplier: Riva, Ansaldo, Alstom
EPC: Astaldi, F.lli Baruzzi Srl, SEA Consulting
Quick facts: This plant uses the water from the Po tributary the Dora Riparia and is near Oulx. An intake canal sends the water into a 14km tunnel which carries it to the Val Clarea basin. From here, a 4km pressure tunnel and 1.3km underground penstock run to an underground powerhouse. One of the sets is equipped with a pump allowing recharge of the Val Clarea storage tank.

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

 

Sampeyre
Location: CN
Operator: Enel SpA
Configuration: 36.2 MW Francis
Operation: 1940
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of Mondino Costruzioni srl
Posted 16 Jul 2016

Verampio Rebuild
Location: VB
Operator: Enel
Configuration: 2 X 12.5 MW Pelton
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: Andino, Indar
Quick facts: This HPP was built in 1910 in the town of Crodo and designed by architect Piero Portaluppi. It is of architectural significance.

Photograph courtesy of www.mozzio.it
Posted 22 Nov 2008

Abbreviations

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

Updated 17-Jul-2016

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