Andrea Palladio power station

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Andrea Palladio power station, also known as Fusina power station, is a 976-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Veneto, Italy.

The plant is planned for retirement in 2025, as part of Italy's coal phase out plans. Plant owner Enel plans to build up to 840 MW of gas-fired capacity at the plant site.[1]


The map below shows the location of the plant in Venezia-Mestre, Venezia.

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Background on Plant

Andrea Palladio power station is a four-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 976 MW. The plant was completed between 1964 and 1974, and is owned by Enel. It has an oil-fired unit 5.[2]

In October 2017, Italy said it planned to phase out coal power by 2025,[3] requiring Enel to retire the Andrea Palladio coal plant by 2025. Enel plans to replace the plant's four coal-fired units with a new natural gas-powered unit,[4] totaling 840 MW.[1]

In September 2020, Enel said that it was seeking Italian government approval to close the Andrea Palladio coal plant by 2021.[5]

On October 18, 2021 the Ministry of Ecological Transition approved Enel's plan for the Andrea Palladio gas conversion project. It is 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 is required to take place within 12 months of the first phase becoming fully operational.[6][7]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Enel SpA
  • Parent company: Enel SpA[8]
  • Location: Fusina, Venezia, Veneto, Italy
  • Coordinates: 45.4314, 12.2468 (exact)
  • Gross capacity (operating): 976 MW
    • Unit 1: 165 MW (1964)[9] - subcritical coal
    • Unit 2: 171 MW (1969)[9] - subcritical coal
    • Unit 3: 320 MW (1974)[9] - subcritical coal
    • Unit 4: 320 MW (1974)[9] - subcritical coal
  • Gross capacity (proposed): 840 MW
    • Phase one : gas-fired[10], open cycle gas turbine[9], 560 MW[9] (to start 2023)[9]
    • Phase two: gas fired[10], steam turbine, 280 MW[9] (to start 2024)[10]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Preliminary draft. Technical report," Italy Environment Ministry, accessed Nov 8, 2019
  2. "ENEL Andrea Palladio-Fusina Thermal Power Plant Italy," GEO, accessed April 2016
  3. "Italy to phase out coal by 2025," E3G, Oct 24, 2017
  4. Fusina thermoelectric plant (VE) "Andrea Palladio" - replacement of existing coal units with new gas unit, Italy Environment Ministry, accessed Nov 8, 2019
  5. "Enel plans to close 2 additional coal-fired plants in Italy by 2021," Enerdata, Sep. 11, 2020
  6. "Enel, ok del Mite alla conversione della centrale di Fusina da carbone a gas | Staffetta Quotidiana". (in italiano). Retrieved 2021-11-04.
  7. "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.
  8. Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) WOCMU6HCI0OJWNPRZS33 Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation, accessed January 2020
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 "Environmental Impact Study". Ministero Della Transizione Ecologica. November 29, 2019. Retrieved November 4, 2021.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "La centrale "Palladio" di Fusina alla conversione: niente più carbone, un futuro a gas e sole - Gente Veneta". (in italiano). 2020-08-03. Retrieved 2021-11-04.

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