Location: Carpi (Modena, Emilia-Romagna)
Type of plant: Gas turbines
Surface: 76.000 mq
Plant’s gross capacity: 176 MW
The plant consists of two gas turbine units with a capacity of 90 MW each, fuelled by methane.The plant hosts several auxiliary technological equipment, necessary for the production process: decompression gas station, “launching" diesel engines, emergency diesel generators, electrical systems to connect to the high voltage network, fire protection systems, water mains and wastewater treatment plant, office buildings, workshops and warehouses.
The plant, whose operations began in 1980, was characterised operations, with an average of less than 500 operating hours / year. Placed in long conservation in 2000, it was made available again by Enel in 2003 for the problems that emerged in the national electricity sector during the summer. In 2013, the units stopped production.
Carpi is a perfect example of the industriousness and rich history and culture of the small Italian towns.
The various textile factories operating in the municipality turn it one of Italy’s clothing industry drivers and a small capital of ready-made fashion "made in Italy".
Modena, with its 70 thousand inhabitants, is an example of adaptability to the many changes taking place due to unexpected events. This is demonstrated by various facts, from the popular response to the earthquake that hit large areas of Emilia Romagna in 2012, to the creation of the Union of Terre bank with which it joined the municipality of Carpi Campogalliano, Novi di Modena and Soliera to improv government services to citizens.