Terna’s €70 million underground power line project receives green light

Terna’s €70 million underground power line project receives green light

(PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 20-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Terna S.p.A. (BIT: TRN), the first grid operator for electricity transmission in Europe, has received approval from the Italian Ministry of Environment and Energy Security for its “Roma Est – ENEA Frascati” project. The project will involve the construction of three underground power lines totaling 40 km and a new substation, with Terna investing over €70 million in the project.

The project is aimed at fulfilling a connection request submitted by ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, to supply power to the Divertor Tokamak Test facility, an experimental machine aimed at producing renewable, safe, and unlimited energy.

The new power lines will use XLPE insulation, a highly reliable, efficient, and sustainable technology and will almost entirely follow the route of existing infrastructure. A new 150 kV switching substation will be built in the municipality of Frascati, and the existing “Roma Est” substation will be updated in the municipality of Gallicano nel Lazio.

The project will also involve the demolition of the existing “ENEA Frascati RM – ENEA Frascati UT” 150 kV overhead power line, which extends for around 300 meters. The project will affect several municipalities within the Metropolitan City of Rome, including Colonna, Frascati, Gallicano nel Lazio, Monte Compatri, Monte Porzio Catone, and Zagarolo.

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