The Naples electricity grid is now obsolete and insecure, with a high risk of blackouts. This means we have to improve the security and quality of the service for the population and for many strategic users such as the Prefecture,, the Port of Naples, the Federico II and Parthenope Universities, public bodies (regional, provincial and municipal offices), Health Authority Agencies (Naples 1 and Naples 5) and hospital complexes (Santobono Hospital, Mediterranean Clinic), Chamber of Commerce, the INPS and the Bank of Italy. For this purpose a work programme has been planned to modernise and develop the electricity grid in the city.
1 - Efficiency of the electricity service thanks to the modernisation of the lines constructed mostly in the 1970s and so by now not very secure;
2 - as a result of laying 11.5 km of new underground cable line, which will be done trying to affect the territory as little as possible,
3 - more reliability of the transmission and power supply grid of the electrical transformer rooms that serve the city of Naples.
Terna and the Naples City Council are discussing a memorandum of understanding aimed at defining the construction methods of the work and the possible actions to mitigate its impact on the territory, as well as setting up a permanent technical committee with the city council and the various municipalities involved to monitor the construction work.
Respect for the environment and protection of the territory
The project will entail the decommissioning of 14.5 km of underground lines and the demolition of around 10 km of 60 kV overhead lines freeing urban areas and areas of environmental value (Park of the Hills of Naples) and returning them to the people. The new routes have been designed to combine a more reliable public utility infrastructure with the constraints and characteristics of the territory. In particular we have tried to limit the length of the route to occupy the smallest possible portion of territory, minimise interference with zones of environmental, naturalistic, landscape and archaeological value and create as little damage as possible to the properties involved.