The thermoelectric plant of Scandale, which is managed by Ergosud, a joint venture of the EPH Group and A2A, is located in the area of the municipality of Scandale (KR) in S. Domenica in the central eastern part of Calabria.

The plant, which has been in commercial operation since June 2010, is latest generation energy infrastructure which adopts highly efficient and environmentally friendly technology. It has total installed power of 802 MW and a net yield of around 56% and consists of two combined cycle CCGT units, which may also co-generate, each with nominal power of 407 MW. In each unit there is a gas turbine and a steam turbine with the related electricity generators.

Through its own 6-km gas pipeline, the plant is powered from the national grid and connected to the adjacent high voltage Terna station with a buried electric cable of around 100 m. in length.

Protecting the environment

The Scandale plant was conceived and designed to reduce as far as possible the impact on the environment, minimising the production of atmospheric emissions and waste products. The technical solutions adopted, which are among the most advanced in the world, enable emission limits which are among the lowest in the sector.

In addition, the plant is equipped with a “zero discharge” system which enables the recovery of all the water treated by the waste water treatment system including part of the rainwater, minimising the environmental impact externally and limiting as far as possible the drawing of water from the local area.

In close cooperation with ARPA Calabria, in order to monitor the quality of the air in the municipality of Scandale and in the neighbouring municipalities, the plant has installed a detection network consisting of three stations whose data is made publicly available in real time.

Scandale

Technical sheet
Type of plant
Combined cycle thermoelectric plant
Net installed power
814 MW
Certifications
EMAS IT 001609, OSHAS18001 - ISO14001
Gas turbine model
GT26 Alstom
Steam turbine model
KA26 Alstom
Address
S.S. 107 bis - dir. Papanice loc. S. Domenica, 88831 Scandale (KR)