Andrea Palladio power station

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Andrea Palladio power station (Andrea Palladio centrale termoelettrica a carbone) is an operating power station of at least 640-megawatts (MW) in Fusina, Venezia, Veneto, Italy with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating. It is also known as Fusina power station.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Andrea Palladio power station Fusina, Venezia, Veneto, Italy 45.4314, 12.2468 (exact)[1]

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 4, Unit 3, Unit 2, Unit 1: 45.4314, 12.2468

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 construction[2][3] gas[3] 560[3] gas turbine[3][4] no 2023[5]
Unit 2 construction[2][3] waste heat[3] 280[3] steam turbine[3][4] no 2024[3]
Unit 4 operating coal - bituminous, fossil gas - natural gas, bioenergy - refuse (municipal and industrial wastes) 320 subcritical 1974 2025 (planned)
Unit 3 operating coal - bituminous, fossil gas - natural gas, bioenergy - refuse (municipal and industrial wastes) 320 subcritical 1974 2025 (planned)
Unit 2 retired coal - bituminous 171 subcritical 1969 2021
Unit 1 retired coal - bituminous 165 subcritical 1964 2021

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Enel SpA[2] Enel SpA [100.0%]
Unit 2 Enel SpA[2] Enel SpA [100.0%]
Unit 4 Enel SpA [100.0%]
Unit 3 Enel SpA [100.0%]
Unit 2 Enel SpA [100.0%]
Unit 1 Enel SpA [100.0%]


Andrea Palladio power station was a four-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 976 MW. The plant was completed between 1964 and 1974, and owned by Enel. It had an oil-fired unit (unit 5).[6]

In October 2017, Italy said it planned to phase out coal power by 2025,[7] requiring Enel to retire the Andrea Palladio coal plant by 2025. Enel planned to replace the plant's four coal-fired units with a new natural gas-powered unit,[8] totaling 840 MW.[9]

In September 2020, Enel said that it was seeking Italian government approval to close the Andrea Palladio coal plant by 2021.[10]

In October 2021, the Ministry of Ecological Transition approved Enel's plan for the Andrea Palladio gas conversion project. It was to be built in two phases, the first being a 560 MW open cycle phase followed by a conversion to become an 840 MW combined cycle plant. The conversion to phase two was required to take place within 12 months of the first phase becoming fully operational.[11][12]

In 2021, coal-fired units 1 and 2 retired.[13]

In June 2023, Italy's Environment and Energy Security Minister reportedly stated that the country's coal plants could close by 2024, a year earlier than previously planned, if gas prices remained low.[14]

Articles and Resources


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  6. "ENEL Andrea Palladio-Fusina Thermal Power Plant Italy," GEO, accessed April 2016
  7. "Italy to phase out coal by 2025," E3G, October 24, 2017
  8. Fusina thermoelectric plant (VE) "Andrea Palladio" - replacement of existing coal units with new gas unit, Italy Environment Ministry, accessed November 8, 2019
  9. "Preliminary draft. Technical report," Italy Environment Ministry, accessed November 8, 2019
  10. "Enel plans to close 2 additional coal-fired plants in Italy by 2021," Enerdata, September 11, 2020
  11. "Enel, ok del Mite alla conversione della centrale di Fusina da carbone a gas | Staffetta Quotidiana". (in italiano). Retrieved 2021-11-04.
  12. "Sostituzione delle unità a carbone esistenti con nuova unità a gas presso la centrale termoelettrica "Andrea Palladio" di Fusina (VE) - Documentazione - Valutazioni e Autorizzazioni Ambientali - VAS - VIA - AIA". Retrieved 2021-11-04.
  13. "Enel will shut down 336 MW of coal-fired capacity in Italy in August 2021," Enerdata, January 27, 2021
  14. "Italy could abandon coal by 2024, environment minister says," Reuters, June 5, 2023

Additional data

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