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Italy plans gas investment to switch from coal

Enel and Edison, Italy’s two major utilities, are looking at installing new gas-fired generation capacity to replace the country’s coal-based power plants after 2025 Enel and Edison, Italy’s two major utilities, are looking at installing new gas-fired generation capacity to replace the country’s coal-based power plants after 2025
By Silvia Favasuli 11 April 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34127
The Altomonte CCGT power plant in Italy. (Edison)

The key issue: Enel and Edison, Italy’s two largest power producers, are looking to boost their gas-fired generation capacity as the country aims to phase out coal by 2025.

Interfax analysis: Italy’s decision to phase out its coal-fired generation capacity by 2025 is likely to trigger an increase in power sector gas demand of 3.0-4.5 billion cubic metres per year.

The coal phase-out, together with a forecast increase in electricity consumption, means Italy will need 5-7 additional 800 MW combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants in...