Brindisi Nord power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Brindisi Nord power station is an operating power station of at least 1283-megawatts (MW) in Brindisi, Brindisi, Apulia, Italy with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.


Location

Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Brindisi Nord power station Brindisi, Brindisi, Apulia, Italy 40.6441, 17.9808 (exact)

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 40.644119, 17.980801
  • Unit 2: 40.644119, 17.980801
  • Unit 3: 40.644119, 17.980801
  • Unit 4: 40.644119, 17.980801
  • Unit 10: 40.6293, 18.0033
  • Unit 8: 40.6293, 18.0033
  • Unit 9: 40.6293, 18.0033
  • Unit ST1: 40.6293, 18.0033
  • Unit ST2: 40.6293, 18.0033


Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 retired coal - bituminous 320 MW subcritical - - 2008
Unit 2 retired coal - bituminous 320 MW subcritical - - 2008
Unit 3 mothballed coal - bituminous 320 MW subcritical - - 2025 (planned)
Unit 4 mothballed coal - bituminous 320 MW subcritical - - 2025 (planned)
Unit 10 operating[1] gas[2] 381 MW[2] combined cycle[2] yes[2] - -
Unit 8 operating[1] gas[2] 381 MW[2] combined cycle[2] yes[2] - -
Unit 9 operating[1] gas[2] 381 MW[2] combined cycle[2] yes[2] - -
Unit ST1 operating[3] heavy fuel oil, other gas[4] 70 MW[4] steam turbine[3] yes[3] - -
Unit ST2 operating[3] heavy fuel oil, other gas[4] 70 MW[4] steam turbine[3] yes[3] - -

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 Edipower SpA A2A SpA
Unit 2 Edipower SpA A2A SpA
Unit 3 Edipower SpA A2A SpA
Unit 4 Edipower SpA A2A SpA
Unit 10 Eni SpA Eni SpA
Unit 8 Eni SpA Eni SpA
Unit 9 Eni SpA Eni SpA
Unit ST1 Enipower SpA Eni SpA
Unit ST2 Enipower SpA Eni SpA


Financing

  • Source of financing:

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.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

As of December 2022, the power station was described as "disused" (Google translate).[9]


Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "ENTSO-E Transparency Platform". Archived from the original on January 14, 2022. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20201130123649/https://www.eni.com/assets/documents/documents-en/brochure-brindisi-eng.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-11-30. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 (PDF) https://www.eni.com/assets/documents/brochure-brindisi.pdf. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "R E F E R E N C E L I S T - Ansaldo Energia". Retrieved January 20, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "EDIPOWER Brindisi Nord Power Plant Italy," GEO, accessed April 2016
  6. "G7 Coal Phase Out: Italy," E3G, Sep 19, 2015
  7. "Brochure - Brindisi" (PDF). Eni. Retrieved May 4th, 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. Enel lines up three Italian coal closures for early 2021, S&P Global, Sep 9, 2020
  9. "PROGETTI A2A – LEGAMBIENTE: OCCORRE UN CONFRONTO COSTANTE E SPECIFICO," Brindisi Time, December 3, 2022

Additional data

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