Location

Pietrafitta (Perugia, Umbria)

Type

Gas turbine power plant

Surface

113.6 hectares

Plant’s gross capacity

553 MW

The territory

The story of Pietrafitta is tied to the earth: the first settlers in the twelfth century were laborers who came to work in the grounds of the nearby Benedictine monastery. The industrial development of the area is connected to the beginning of the exploitation of local lignite deposits, which started in the late nineteenth century.

The lignite deposits expanded in the years of excavations have now largely become a lake with a circumference of more than 6 km, run by FIPSAS, which in 2011 hosted the world championships of carp fishing.
The history of mining in the open now lives a new season also thanks to Luigi Boldrini, a miner in the lignite quarry, who first discovered in the sixties some fossils starting the collection now housed in the paleontological museum dedicated to him.