Society and local communities

Consultation with local governments

Terna’s approach to local communities comes into play especially when the Company constructs new lines – on which see the chapter on Environmental Responsibility – and consists in engaging local institutions (Regions, Provinces, Municipalities, Parks).This process includes listening to stakeholders’ opinions and the pursuit of an agreed on solution for the location of the new infrastructure and the reorganization of existing infrastructure. The dialogue between Terna and local institutions requires about 20 resources of the Institutional Affairs Department, who devote themselves to institutional meetings and joint on-the-spot investigations with all the bodies concerned. This is an intense activity, because the process that precedes and accompanies the authorization of  new works is very complex.      

The pre-authorization process lasts on average from one to three years and entails the following activities:
  • meetings to define and formalize cooperation as part of the Strategic Environmental Assessment
  • meetings to define a system of criteria for analyzing the local area and select the alternatives with the least impact  
  • meetings to apply the criteria to the local area and identify the corridor in which the work is to be constructed
  • meetings to define the feasibility strip inside the corridor and the related protocols of understanding
  • meetings to define and formalize conventions and compensations.

The authorization process is implemented through service conferences and lasts on average from one to two years.   

The following table summarizes the participatory decision-making processes with the stakeholders concerned on energy planning and infrastructure development, as well as the results of the engagement.

THE MAIN CONSULTATION ACTIVITIES

WORK
TYPE
LENGTH
GOVERNMENTS INVOLVED
NUMBER OF MEETINGS
"Foggia - Villanova (PE)" electric line ("Foggia - Gissi (CH)" segment) - Abruzzo, Molise, Puglia
380 kVi about 120 km
3 Regions
3 Provinces
19 Municipalities
23
"Fano (PU) - Teramo" line
380 kVi about 190 km

2 Regions
6 Provinces
45 Municipalities
18
 "Castrocucco - Maratea" line - Basilicata
150 kV 15 km 1 Region
2 Municipalities
2
Interconnection of the islands of Campania (part of the work)
150 kV 30 km 3 Municipalities
6
"Deliceto - Bisaccia" line - Campania and Puglia
380 kV about 35 km
2 Regions
2 Provinces
5 Municipalities
24
"Montecorvino - Avellino Nord - Benevento II" line ("Avellino Nord - BN II" segment)
380 kV 65 km 1 Region
3 Provinces
23 Municipalities
15
Station north of Bologna - Emilia Romagna
380 kV 25 km of overhead lines
20 km of demolitions
2 Municipalities
3
Rationalization of Reggio Emilia area - Emilia Romagna
132 kV 38 km of overhead lines
14 km cable
44 km of demolitions
1 Province
7 Municipalities
4
Riccione – Rimini link 132 kV (work being decided, consultations in progress) Municipalities of Riccione, Rimini, Coriano
2
Reorganization of Rome metropolitan area - Lazio
  165 km of demolitions
100 km of new overhead lines
67 km of underground cable
1 Region
1 Municipality
3 Parks

10
New 380/132- kV station and link to existing 380-kV "Caorso - Cremona" line - Lombardy
380 kV about 9 km

1 Province
2 Municipalities

3
"Fano (PU) - Teramo" line - Marche
380 kV 189 km (in the consultation stage the removal of 118 km of 220 kV or 40 km of 132 kV) 2 Regions
6 Provinces
(5 Marche, 1 Abruzzo)
6
"S.ta Teresa - Tempio - Buddusò"  line - Sardinia
150 kV about 95 km
1 Region
1 Province
9 Municipalities
3
"Selargius - Goni" line - Sardinia
150 kV about 30 km 1 Region
1 Province
12 Municipalities
2
Mulargia station - Sardinia
150 kV   1 Region
1 Province
1 Municipality
2
 "Chiaramonte Gulfi - Ciminna" line - Sicily
380 kV   1 Region
6 Provinces
22 Municipalities
9
Reorganization of grid in the Lucca area - Tuscany
380 kV
and 132 kV
(work being decided, consultations in progress)
Consultations currently in progress with Municipality of Lucca
2
Rationalization of Arezzo (part of work) - Tuscany
380 kV,
220 KV
and 132 kV
about 81 km
1 Region
2 Provinces
7 Municipalities
5
Rationalization of HV grid in Umbria - Umbria
120 kV (work being decided consultations in progress)
1 Region
2 Provinces (so far 1 Municipality involved in consultation)
10
Schio station (Vicenza province) - Veneto
220 kV consultations in progress
1 Municipality
8
Reorganization grid in upper Belluno area (Belluno province) - Veneto
380-220-
132 kV
awaiting authorization
1 Province
4 Municipalities
4
Polpet station (Belluno province) - Veneto
220 kV awaiting authorization
1 Province
3 Municipality
0
Cross-Veneto electrical line
380 kV consultations in progress (authorization process to start by end of 2011)
2 Provinces
9 Municipalities
1 Park
5