A new power line, where and why. The new 380 kilovolt power line, for which Terna has budgeted a € 30 million investment, will join Irpinia to the Monti Dauni. It will connect the existing electrical substations in Bisaccia (Avellino) and Deliceto (Foggia), for a total length of about 35 km, of which 19 km in Campania and 16 in Puglia, along the southern Subappennino Dauno.
The project is necessary to make the best use of the energy from the wind farms on the border between Puglia and Campania and to securely exchange renewable energy production from the South, particularly Puglia, with Campania. As such, wind power production capacity will increase, exceeding the limits of the energy introduced into the network by production plants from renewable sources that are in existence, authorised or in the process of being authorised, which have unexpected costs for citizens. In particular, there is a 54.7% energy deficit in Campania, and an insufficient input of electricity produced in the area.
Benefits for citizens and companies. The new power line will bring many benefits to citizens and companies and will collect the energy produced by the wind farms in the area to decongest the electricity grid and increase supply. They will have a better service in terms of quality, security and continuity, therefore improving economic and social development.
- on 7 March 2018 in Lacedonia and on 8 March 2018 in Bisaccia, in the province of Avellino, the first meetings were held with local communities to discuss the new works;
- on 29 May, the meetings took place to present the project to the citizens of Deliceto, Sant’Agata di Puglia and Rocchetta Sant’Antonio in Apulia;
- on 19 November in Lacedonia (Avellino) a meeting was held with the owners of the land which will be temporarily occupied during the construction works.
The stages. Terna is carrying out monitoring activities to ensure that the pre-set limits of the project’s environmental impact are respected. The whole project is the outcome of in-depth dialogue with citizens, Regions, Provinces and Municipalities that started in 2008. After announcing the location of the project, on 6 August 2015 the Ministry of the Environment gave the go ahead to an environmental compatibility decree, together with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, and on 10 April 2017 the Ministry of Economic Development issued a project authorisation decree for which Terna guarantees complete sustainability.In 2018, meetings will be held with the local areas to maintain complete transparency to the citizens over the planned works. The works will start in 2019.