TECHNICAL TOUR 3: BERTINI & ESTERLE HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS The most remarkable among Edison’s early hydroelectric facilities are the Bertini and Esterle power plants in Robbiate and Calusco d’Adda, true architectural gems along the Adda River, in Lombardy, Italy. BERTINI POWER PLANT The Bertini power plant is Edison’s oldest hydroelectric facility and one of the oldest in Italy. When commissioned in 1898, with its 13,500 volts of rated power, it was biggest power station in Europe and the second biggest in the world. • Operating since: 1899 • Type of facility: run of the river • Installed capacity: 11 MW • Jump: 29.1 m • Average expected production: 51 GW ESTERLE POWER PLANT Built between 1906 and 1914, the Esterle power plant in Robbiate, is renowned for its architectonical beauty, as the building is an example of the evolution of the eclectic architecture tradition of Lombardy. The facility has been refurbished and revamped a few times and can thus be considered a modern facility in terms of technology, reliability, and yield, but the refurbishments have always respected the integrity of the original structure. • Operating since: 1914 • Type of facility: run of the river • Installed capacity: 23 MW • Average expected production: 178.60 GWh NOTE: No Passport is required for this tour., however, all attendees will have to provide the required additional information by Friday 27th May (a form will be sent to you following your registration). www.powergeneurope.com 13 LEARN: TECHNICAL TOURS Owner/Operator: Edison Date: Monday 20 June Meeting Time: 08:30 Meeting Point: Registration, MiCo Milano Duration: Approximately 7 hours Cost: €90 TECHNICAL TOUR 4: ENEL SMART GRID LABORATORY Owner/Operator: ENEL Date: Monday 20 June Meeting Time: 09:30 Meeting Point: Registration, MiCo Milano Duration: Approximately 5 hours Cost: €90 The Smart Grid Laboratory run by Enel Distribuzione in Milan is the technological centre of the company where Enel test the latest innovations for intelligent networks, key technology to expand energy generation from green sources. After a recent renovation, the centre offers new technological/ communication solutions like an exhibition entitled “Counting on the Future”. Featuring an exhibition of electric meters, from the earliest ones made in Bakelite to the latest generation of digital meters. A 11 metre length LED wall is used to show a generative video that updates in real time with the data from the electrical network. The lighting solution in the data centre also changes in real time as data changes. Please register online at www.powergeneurope.com and if required, ensure you provide a copy of your passport page.
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