Innovation is the driving force behind progress, but it is also a means of achieving sustainability and thus improving every aspect of our lives. Innovation and sustainability are integral to our business vision and we apply it to all of our activities.
Each new plant is studied down to the smallest detail to ensure an efficient power supply for our customers – whether home or business users – while also respecting the environment. For this reason, e-distribuzione has invested €5 million in the construction of Brindisi Industriale 1, a primary substation in Brindisi's industrial zone.
A primary substation is a key element of the electricity network: it receives high-voltage power which it transforms and feeds into the local distribution network via medium and low-voltage lines.
Thanks to innovative technologies and state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to supply 80 MW of power to the city of Brindisi's industrial area, of which 30 MW is distributed via four medium-voltage lines dedicated to customers with greatest need. e-distribuzione is to further extend the service by the end of 2016, completing five more connections to the existing medium-voltage network.
The transformation and distribution of energy from Brindisi Industriale 1 complements that of Brindisi Industriale 2, another primary substation that supplies the industrial zone. Together they provide an improved and innovative service.
The primary substation plays a fundamental role in the development of renewable sources. Last August it allowed the commissioning of a plant capable of producing 22 MW of green electricity from wind turbines.
A true energy hub, it allows the area to enjoy higher volumes of power and benefit from more stable voltage, as well as more rapid return to service in the event of outage.
Innovation and sustainability as a common good: because community development requires energy efficiency.