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Italy’s conventional power capacity down 27%

The availability of installed conventional power capacity in Italy has dropped by around 27% over the last five years The availability of installed conventional power capacity in Italy has dropped by around 27% over the last five years.
By Andreas Walstad 9 August 2017 0 27112

The availability of installed conventional power capacity in Italy, including coal- and gas-fired plants, has dropped by around 27% over the last five years, according to Italian transmission system operator Terna. 

The capacity of available conventional plants stood at 77 GW in 2012 but has fallen to 56 GW in 2017, Terna said in its most recent monthly report, published on 31 May. 

“Weakened electricity demand combined with tighter generation margins (spreads) has meant that available thermal...