Renewable energies are developing in Italy, and are an important market. The EU Energy and Environment Package fixed the objective of providing 17% of the country’s total energy demand from renewables by 2020.
Wind farms and solar plants in Italy
A new wind power regime was adopted in 2012, based on annual auctions within a ceiling of 500 MW per year and the replacement of green certificates by feed-in tariffs.
In the solar market, installations up to 200 KW have access to a “net metering” regime, while larger enterprises take advantage of an exemption from network and system charges for the energy utilized on the site of production.
To produce 17% of total energy demand from renewables, the Italian Government targets a wind power capacity of 12,0 GW (of which 680 MW off-shore) and a solar power capacity of GW 8,6 GW (of which 600 MW CSP). The photovoltaic goal has already been reached and thus new goals have been set with the new forecasts of 23 GW of photovoltaic power by 2016.
gross wind power
gross solar power
EDF EN Italia
EDF EN Italia is a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles. At the end of 2015, EDF EN Italia had 7 wind farms in operation, with a total capacity of 368 MW gross (245 MW net). In the photovoltaic sector, 59 plants were in operation, producing 79 MW gross (77 MW net).