Porto Tolle (Rovigo, Veneto)

Type of plant

Thermoelectric powered by fuel oil


2,350,000 sq.m.

Plant’s gross capacity

2,640 MW

Recent events
In May 2016, a public procedure was launched for the acquisition and redevelopment of the site. For this initiative, the Polytechnic of Milan and the local authorities of the Porto Tolle territory collaborate with Enel.

In September 2017 the Evaluation Committee's work was completed, called to assess the suitability of the projects presented on the basis of criteria of social, environmental and economic sustainability. Enel then started trading with the counterparties that presented the two projects deemed suitable for the area.

The plant ceased production activities on 1 January 2015, after having been declared in conservation. In fact, an authorization procedure had been initiated for the coal conversion of the plant, but the request never came to an end. The main components of the generation groups are dismantled and / or transferred to other Enel plants.

The plant came into service gradually starting from 1980 and until the end of the Nineties it contributed around 10% of Enel's national production.

The territory
The Municipality of Porto Tolle is made from 11 villages, some very small and with a few hundred inhabitants, literally emerged from the river when Venice achieved the Taglio di Porto Viro, a massive hydraulic work to divert the river and reduce the flow of debris into the lagoon.

The Po is the soul of the Polesine. The delta of the river widens between Veneto and Emilia creating one of the largest wetlands in Europe and the Mediterranean. The part in Veneto covers 786 square kilometers, of which over 160 are valleys and lagoons, in 9 municipalities.

The great wealth of biodiversity, culture and history of the Polesine is largely protected by the Delta Park, which covers 120 square kilometers.

Purchase and Redevelopment Procedure

Enel Produzione s.p.a. :

  • Considering the relevant outcomes registered todate by the Procedure of redevelopment and acquisition of the industrial site of Enel Porto Tolle (RO);
  • Aiming at allowing the best preparation of the Project Proposals;
  • Reiterating the opportunity given by the initiative to the territory;
  • Replying to the several requests received to that effect,

Notifies that

The deadline for submitting the Project Proposal together with the Economic Binding Offer is extended from February 3rd,2017, to February 24rd, 2017.

Enel, in accordance with the Open Power  philosophy and within the Futur-e project, will launch a purchase and redevelopment procedure aimed to select proposals for the purchase  and redevelopment of its thermal power plant located in Porto Tolle (Polesine).

The Procedure is divided into two phases:

  • Expression of Interest;
  • Due diligence, survey, project proposal and site binding purchase offer.


The two phases of the Procedure will be presented in detail in the document “Call for expressions of interest for the redevelopment and purchase of Enel’s Porto Tolle industrial site” published on this website.

For the Porto Tolle plant, the deadline for submission of the Expressions of interest is extended from 2 September to 30 September 2016.

The extension of the deadline for the procedure regarding the plant in the province of Rovigo was taken by Enel to allow the best possible preparation of the project of redevelopment proposals, which represents an important opportunity for these areas, and following the many requests submitted to that effect.

The proposed project proposals will be subject to a fit assessment taking into account the requirements established in the Procedure aiming at enhancing the innovative and sustainable projects under a social, economic and environmental viewpoint, with a special focus on the opportunities and needs of the local community.

The impartiality and quality of the jury will be guaranteed by the presence in it of Milan Polytechnic representatives, while local needs will be present through representatives of local authorities.

Following the selection of the project ideas Enel will start negotiation with the persons who have submitted the relevant binding site purchase offers in order to achieve the sale of the Plant area.


Discover the details regarding the procedure for the purchase and redevelopment of the Porto Tolle power plant.

On this page you will find the Expression of Interest to participate, the useful documentation and a series of supporting materials.

The Expressions of Interest must be submitted at the latest by 30 September 2016 at 12 a.m., and are subject to a preliminary verification by Enel, as to whether they meet the requirements established by the presenters.

The Project proposals and their Binding Economic Offers  must be submitted at the latest by February 24rd, 2017.




Questions & Answers

In order to provide more details on the Procedure and the Porto Tolle site, over a period of time queries can be sent to the webmaster@enel.com mailbox (until September 2nd).