La Spezia power station

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La Spezia power station, in the province of Liguria, Italy, has 1,282 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity (600 MW coal-fired and 682 MW gas-fired).


The map below shows the location of the power station in La Spezia, the province of Liguria, Italy.

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In September 2020, Enel said that it was seeking Italian government approval to close the coal unit at La Spezia by 2021.[1] They plan to replace it, at least initially, with a 500 MW gas-fired unit.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Enel SpA[3]
  • Parent company: Enel SpA[4]
  • Location: La Spezia, the province of Liguria, Italy
  • Coordinates: 44.1112, 9.8749 (exact)[5]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 1,282 MW
    • Unit 5: Coal-fired supercritical, 600 MW (start-up in 1967)
    • Unit SP1: Gas-fired[6] combined cycle[6] with CHP[7], 345 MW[6] (start-up in 2000)[8]
    • Unit SP2: Gas-fired[6] combined cycle[6] with CHP[7], 337 MW[6] (start-up in 2000)[6]
  • Gross generating capacity (proposed): 500 MW
    • Unit SP4: Gas-fired gas turbine, 500 MW (start-up not found)[2]

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