Ternai can reduce the impact of its electric lines on the landscape by identifying routes in areas with good landscape compatibility and choosing towers that blend in well with the environment. (See the “Reducing encumbrance: tubular single-pole towers” section.) In the last few years Terna has increased the alternatives at its disposal, among other things by having internationally famous architects design new towers.

Similar considerations hold for the construction of electric stations. Stations have a much greater, albeit more circumscribed, impact. In some cases, Terna plans to plant masking trees.

With regard to existing plants, mitigation measures aim to reduce their visibility and/or improve their integration in the surrounding area. In particular, Terna devises masking systems for station fences, upgrades the buildings, and uses naturalistic engineering techniques. (For further examples, see the “Management of impacts on biodiversity” section.) These solutions  also constitute the basis for developing criteria for the design of new plants.