Brindisi Nord power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Brindisi Nord power station is a 640-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Apulia, Italy.


The map below shows the location of the plant in Brindisi.

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Background on Plant

Brindisi Nord power station was a four-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 1,280 MW. The four units were completed between 1969 and 1979. Units 1-2 were retired in 2008.[1] Units 3-4 are on standby while the plant seeks a new permit to co-fire coal and municipal waste at unit 3. The plant is owned by Eni SpA.[2]

Currently, there are 3 gas-fired combined cycle turbines operating at the station, generating a total of 1179 MW of electricity in a combined heat-and-power system.[3]

A2A announced in 2020 they are now exploring converting the two idle units to "eight endothermic gas powered generators" with a capacity of 300 MW.[4]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Eni SpA
  • Parent company: Eni SpA
  • Location: Brindisi, Apulia, Italy
  • Coordinates: 40.644119, 17.980801 (exact)
  • Gross capacity (retired): 640 MW
    • (Units 1&2: 340 MW)
  • Gross generating capacity (operating)
    • Unit 10: Gas-fired, combined cycle with CHP, 381 MW, (start-up in 2005)[3]
    • Unit 9: Gas-fired, combined cycle with CHP, 381 MW, (start-up in 2006)[3]
    • Unit 8: Gas-fired, combined cycle with CHP, 381 MW, (start-up in 2006)[3]
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1979
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Articles and resources


  1. "EDIPOWER Brindisi Nord Power Plant Italy," GEO, accessed April 2016
  2. "G7 Coal Phase Out: Italy," E3G, Sep 19, 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Brochure - Brindisi" (PDF). Eni. Retrieved May 4th, 2022. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. Enel lines up three Italian coal closures for early 2021, S&P Global, Sep 9, 2020

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