Tuscany and Sardinia: the two regions involved in the important project to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the Italian electricity system: Sa.Co.I 3. On 25 September 2018 the process of consultation with the Italian territories was started, giving residents from these two regions the chance to inform themselves about the forthcoming changes. A series of informative meetings were held with the communities involved before the authorisation process began; the “Terna Meets” events were scheduled, one for each of the Municipalities involved in the project: in Tuscany on 25/09/2018 in San Vincenzo, on 26/09/2018 in Suvereto and on 27/09/2018 in Piombino; in Sardinia on 02/10/2018 in Codrongianos and on 03/10/2018 in Santa Teresa Gallura. During the meetings, residents were able to attend dedicated sessions to find out more information about the project, request clarifications and submit their own comments. After considering the requests of local stakeholders, Terna has presented two different project options during the local council meetings in Santa Teresa Gallura on 26/10/2018. Terna confirmed its full willingness to continue the dialogue with citizens to develop a shared plan which will make the area's electricity system safe and reliable. With this in mind, in Santa Teresa Gallura on 22/11/2018, the second “Terna Meets” event was held to present to citizens about the shifting of the landing point from “Rena Bianca” beach to “La Marmorata” beach: thus it would be possible to remove 15 pylons from the current overhead line (around 4 kilometres in all).
As with the previous case, further studies were carried out in the Municipality of Suvereto; during public consultation phase, Terna presented the works planned within the municipal area, which provide for the construction of a new conversion station at Suvereto, built in an area bordering the existing electrical substation owned by Terna.
The location presented by Terna for the conversion station received several comments from the local community; in particular, Terna was asked to reduce the land consumption needed for the station area. Having collected the requests of the local communities, Terna presented a new project solution with no additional land consumption, which places the construction of the new conversion station within the existing perimeter of the station area, which in turn will be featured in a reorganisation plan for the internal spaces. Terna presented the new project solution to the residents of Suvereto during a "Terna Meets" event on 22/03/2019.