The area consists of 48 municipalities of the first and second belt of the capital of Piedmont for a total of 190 thousand users. Planned investments of about 200 million euros for the benefit of the territory
Turin, 25 April 2019 - The contracting authority Metropolitan City of Turin has officially awarded Italgas with the tender for the assignement of the 12-year concession of the natural gas distribution service in the "Turin 2 – Impianto di Torino” district.
The area consists of 48 municipalities in the first and second belt of the capital of Piedmont for a total of 190 thousand final users and a RAB of 150 million euros. The concession awarded allows Italgas to increase the number of users served by 3,000 units.
In the bid presented, Italgas has planned investments of about 200 million euros aimed at extending the networks to areas not yet reached by the service, at upgrading and digitizing existing infrastructures, and at further enhancing quality and safety of the service.
The investments planned in the tender bid will generate a strong stimulus to the local economy, with positive effects also in terms of employment. Moreover, the extension of the service to new territories will allow consumers who will be reached by the service to make significant savings on their bills, quantifiable in total, over the 12 years of the duration of the concession, in tens of millions of euros thanks to the lower cost of natural gas compared to the other fuels used today in subject area.
Among the measures provided for in Italgas' plans:
- the complete refurbishment of 180 kilometres of networks and the installation of approximately 1,000 new-generation intermediate plants with monitoring and remote control systems;
- the laying of more than 150 km of new pipelines to reach areas not yet served by the network in order to make the service available to thousands of families and enterprises;
- the installation, in line with the 2018-2024 Italgas Strategic Plan, of the latest generation smart meters to replace all traditional meters, within the first half of 2020;
- the implementation of energy efficiency projects in more than 90 structures owned by local public administrations (i.e. schools, town halls, libraries, etc.).
"The awarding of the Turin 2 concession – commented the CEO of Italgas, Paolo Gallo – is an important result that shows that the administrations with the right skills are able to complete even complex processes such as gas tenders, thus creating the conditions for the implementation of major investments that benefit the territory and the citizen with significant savings on the cost of the energy bill. In terms of sustainability, it is important to emphasize that, thanks to the extension of the service in areas not yet served, over the next 12 years we will see a reduction in pollutant emissions for about 100,000 tons of CO2 and especially over 1,300 tons of fine dust”.