Bringing gas to Sardinia

In the three-year period 2018-2021, the Italgas Group made total investments in Sardinia for around 300 million euros.

We are building the network of the future in Sardinia

In the three-year period 2018-2021, the Italgas Group made total investments on the island of around 300 million euros.

The commitment to the methanisation of the island, which has seen us at the forefront since 2017, has allowed us to create the most modern gas distribution infrastructure network in the country, able to distribute renewable gases such as biomethane, synthetic methane and hydrogen, allowing to replace the most polluting energy sources currently in use.

Key figures of the Sardinia methanisation project

300
million euros
Investments done.
1.100
KILOMETERS
Digital native networks.
50
thousand
Active meters.
150
thousand
Potential users (LNG or natural gas).
~900
kilometers
New network already completed.
+600
jobs
Jobs created.

We are the main gas distribution operator in Sardinia

Through the company Medea, we are the main gas operator on the island, with a presence in around half of the basins (18 out of 38).

Up to December 2021, around 900 kilometres of new digital native networks have been built and a total of 53 LNG storage facilities have been installed to service the concession basins to ensure continuity and ultimate flexibility of supply, ensuring high safety standards for users.

The first methane in the Alghero network in August 2020 marked the beginning of the distribution of natural gas on the island and of a new important phase of development for Sardinia

Francesca Zanninotti
CEO Medea

Investments are allocated to the construction of “digital native” networks, which will equip Sardinia with the most advanced network in Italy.

Precisely the presence of these modern networks, able to accommodate the different types of renewable gases, has led Italgas to choose to launch the Power to Gas pilot project in Sardinia, which will be operational in 2023.

The first showcase of hydrogen in Sardinia

The Power to Gas technology pilot project is part of our commitment to the energy transition. We will use renewable energy to produce green hydrogen, thus allowing the storage of excess energy production from renewable sources.

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