The Monfalcone Thermoelectric Plant
The Monfalcone thermoelectric plant is located on the east bank of the Valentinis Canal and extends over an area that covers approximately 20 hectares.
It is made up of 4 thermoelectric generator sets that operate independently of each other with an overall power capacity of 976 MW.
Sections 1 and 2, which are powered both by coal and fuel oil with a capacity of 165 and 171 MW, became operative in 1965 and 1970, respectively, while sections 3 and 4, which are power by fuel oil and each with a capacity of 320 MW, became operative in 1983 and 1984, respectively.
In the first part of 2008, the DeSOx plants became operative to reduce SO2 emission in both coal-powered sections.
At the Monfalcone plant further investments are foreseen, which have already by authorised together with environmental impact surveys (EIS), and which will lead to the closing down of the oil powered generator sets (for an installed capacity equivalent to 640 MW, but with a less efficient and high emission factor), and they will be replaced by the installation of a new 800 MW CCGT, that will operate alongside the existing coal powered generator sets, thus bringing the overall power capacity of the plant to 1,140 MW.