Hydroelectric Plants in Italy - Lombardy - Sondrio

Alto Mallero
Location: SO
Operator: Tozzi Renewable Energy SpA
Configuration: 1 X 1.13 MW, 1 X 3 MW, 1 X 410 kW, 1 X 600 kw Pelton/Francis
Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: Bouvier, Tamanini
Quick facts: This plant is in Valmalenco Chiareggio.

Photograph courtesy of Tozzi Renewable Energy SpA
Posted 15 Feb 2010

Armisa
Location: SO
Operator: Edison SpA
Configuration: 2 X 7.29 MW Pelton/Francis
Operation: 1929
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This plant has two generators, each driven by a Pelton turbine and a Francis turbine. It was rebuilt in 1997/98.

Photograph courtesy of Edison SpA
Posted 18 Feb 2008

Bisolo
Location: SO
Operator: Tozzi Renewable Energy SpA
Configuration: 2 X 5 MW Pelton
Operation: 2006
T/G supplier: Bouvier
Quick facts: This plant is in Valmasino.

Photograph courtesy of Tozzi Renewable Energy SpA
Posted 15 Feb 2010

Bocco
Location: SO
Operator: Tozzi Renewable Energy SpA
Configuration: 1 X 2.3 MW Pelton
Operation: ??
T/G supplier: Bouvier
Quick facts: This plant is in Andevenno.

Photograph courtesy of Tozzi Renewable Energy SpA
Posted 15 Feb 2010

Campovico Rebuild
Location: SO
Operator: Societa Elettrica Morbegno (SEM)
Configuration: 1 X 775 kW
Operation: 2010
T/G supplier: Voith, Leroy Somer
Quick facts: SEM was founded in 1897 and now has 8 SHP with 11 MW installed and output of about 50 GWh/yr. This SHP was built at the time of SEM's founding on the Rio Adda.

Photograph by Marco Fumagalli (Panoramio)
Posted 22 May 2016

Cavrucco
Location: SO
Operator: Societa Elettrica Morbegno
Configuration: 1,069 kW
Operation: 2002
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Bertolini Studio Tecnico
Quick facts: This SHP is in Civo.

Photograph courtesy of Societa Elettrica Morbegno (SEM)
Posted 22 May 2016

Cosio
Location: SO
Operator: Societa Elettrica Morbegno
Configuration: 333 kW
Operation: ??
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of Societa Elettrica Morbegno (SEM)
Posted 22 May 2016

Dazio
Location: SO
Operator: Societa Elettrica Morbegno
Configuration: 175 kW
Operation: ??
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of Societa Elettrica Morbegno (SEM)
Posted 22 May 2016

Entovasco
Location: SO
Operator: Tozzi Renewable Energy SpA
Configuration: 1 X 1.36 MW Pelton
Operation: 2002
T/G supplier: Bouvier
Quick facts: This plant is in Senevedo.

Photograph courtesy of Tozzi Renewable Energy SpA
Posted 15 Feb 2010

Finale Berbenno
Location: SO
Operator: Bissi Holding srl
Configuration: 1 X 1.2 MW Pelton
Operation: 2013
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This SHP was commissioned on 20 Mar 2013 after 6mos of work. Water is from the Finale River and is directed to an underground poewrhuse with a 2-jet horizontal Pelton turbine operating at a head of about 280m.

Photograph courtesy of Bissi Holding srl
Posted 3 Aug 2013

Grosotto
Location: SO
Operator: A2A SpA
Configuration: 1 X 10 MW Pelton
Operation: 1910
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: Grosotto ran with three 10-MW sets until a major flood in July 1987 put the facility and its sister plant Boscaccia out of service. A new 10-MW T/G set was commissioned in Oct 2004.

Photograph courtesy of A2A SpA
Posted 8 Aug 2009

Grosio
Location: SO
Operator: A2A SpA
Configuration: 3 X 107 MW Pelton, 1 X 110 MW Francis
Operation: 1960-2002
T/G supplier: Ansaldo, Voith, ABB
Quick facts: Construction at Grosio started in 1956 and the first two units came online 4yrs later. Water for the plant is secured from about 8 different streams and waterways using the Valgrossina Dam. A fourth unit was in the original design, but not completed for about 40yrs. At that time, the rotors of the three existing sets were also replaced and various upgrades were made to the plant electrical systems.

Photograph courtesy of A2A SpA
Posted 8 Aug 2009

Lovero
Location: SO
Operator: A2A SpA
Configuration: 2 X 24.5 MW Francis
Operation: 1948
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: Lovero is downstream from Grosio and also uses water from the Grosotto complex. One new runner has been installed and some new collection basins were installed to improve water flows.

Photograph courtesy of A2A SpA
Posted 8 Aug 2009

Mera-IV
Location: SO
Operator: Servel-Mera Srl
Configuration: 2 X 1.93-MW
Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: VA TECH, Indar
Quick facts: This SHP is in Gordona.

Photograph courtesy of Caren Group Srl
Posted 12 Sep 2015

Nuova Canale Viola
Location: SO
Operator: A2A SpA
Configuration: 1 X 400 kW Kaplan
Operation: 2006
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This minihydro was built to exploit the head between the Nuovo Canala Viola and Cancano Reservoir. It is located near the Bormio ski resort at the top of the Valtellina valley formed by the Adda River.

Photograph courtesy of A2A SpA
Posted 8 Aug 2009

Poschiavino
Location: SO
Operator: Tozzi Renewable Energy SpA
Configuration: 1 X 1.28 MW Axial
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: Andritz
Quick facts: This plant is in Villa di Tirano.

Photograph courtesy of Tozzi Renewable Energy SpA
Posted 15 Feb 2010

Premadio
Location: SO
Operator: A2A SpA
Configuration: 2 X 74 MW, 1 X 78 MW Pelton
Operation: 1956-2003
T/G supplier: Riva, VA Tech, Ansaldo
Quick facts: The Premadio power station uses about 33km of tunnels and waterways basically originating from the Cancanao and S Giacomo reservoirs. A third machine was added in Dec 2003.

Photograph courtesy of A2A SpA
Posted 8 Aug 2009

Rasura
Location: SO
Operator: Societa Elettrica Morbegno
Configuration: 1 X 1.28 MW
Operation: 1983
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of Societa Elettrica Morbegno (SEM)
Posted 22 May 2016

Rezzalasco
Location: SO
Operator: Tozzi Renewable Energy SpA
Configuration: 2 X 4.6 MW, 1 X 2 MW Pelton
Operation: 2011
T/G supplier: Andritz
Quick facts: This plant is in Sondalo.

Photograph courtesy of Tozzi Renewable Energy SpA
Posted 21 Jul 2013

Scerscen
Location: SO
Operator: Tozzi Renewable Energy SpA
Configuration: 2 X 2.5 MW Pelton
Operation: 2002
T/G supplier: Bouvier
Quick facts: This plant is in Lanzada.

Photograph courtesy of Tozzi Renewable Energy SpA
Posted 15 Feb 2010

Tavani Rebuild
Location: SO
Operator: Societa Elettrica Morbegno
Configuration: 1 X 333 kW Kaplan
Operation: 2011
T/G supplier: Strojirny Brno
Quick facts: This SHP was acquired by SEM in 1984. TavaniĀ is part of Delebio municipality.

Photograph courtesy of Societa Elettrica Morbegno (SEM)
Posted 22 May 2016

 
Toate
Location: SO
Operator: Societa Elettrica Morbegno
Configuration: 175 kW
Operation: 1955
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of Societa Elettrica Morbegno (SEM)
Posted 22 May 2016

Traona
Location: SO
Operator: Societa Elettrica Morbegno
Configuration: 536 kW
Operation: 1925
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of Societa Elettrica Morbegno (SEM)
Posted 22 May 2016

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 22-May-2016

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