Unlike separate generation, the cogeneration of electrical and thermal energy makes it possible to save valuable primary energy resources by exploiting the synergy of processes.
The combined functioning of modern, efficient district heating networks makes it possible to turn off traditional boilers, thus helping to reduce emissions into the atmosphere.
Our district heating networks enable the extensive distribution of heat in the provinces of Milan, Brescia, Bergamo, Cremona, Lodi, and Monza and Brianza.
Network size (twin pipe)
Sustainability is the hallmark of the way that cogeneration facilities function because, thanks to the use of heat pump technology and of the geo-thermal energy of groundwater, it is possible to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels.
Our cogeneration facilities use a highly technological plant system with low environmental impact.
The district heating network in the province of Milan serves many of the city’s foremost buildings, including the Duomo, Palazzo di Giustizia (the law courts), Palazzo Marino (the City Hall), Palazzo Reale (the royal palace), the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and the more modern Università Bicocca campus. Direct heating also serves some of the city’s important urban areas renowned for their striking modernity, such as City Life and Cascina Merlata.
The 372 km of network laid are able to serve around 235,126 equivalent apartments, for a total of 56.3 million m3 heated by the network.
These figures mean a reduction in emissions equal to about 3.2 tonnes of particulates, 116.4 tonnes of nitrogen oxide, about 22.9 tonnes of sulphur dioxide and 124,509 tonnes of CO2.
Investments in the construction of facilities and the completion of innovative projects maximise the sustainability of district heating in the Milan area.
In the province of Brescia, there are about 178,500 apartments served by the network, with 42.8 million cubic metres heated and 679 km of network laid. Thanks to district heating, 135,412 tonnes of CO2 have been avoided.
In the province of Bergamo, over 32,500 apartments are connected to the 81-km network, with 7.7 million cubic metres heated. The emissions avoided amount to 18,105 tonnes of CO2, about 0.6 tonnes of particulates, 18.6 tonnes of nitrogen oxide and 4.7 tonnes of sulphur dioxide.
Our district heating facilities and networks are present in the city of Milan, in other cities in the province of Milan (Sesto San Giovanni, Novate and Cassano d’Adda), in the city of Brescia and in Bovezzo and Concesio (both in the province of Brescia), as well as in the cities of Bergamo and Varese.