The Bolgiano cogeneration plant (CHP) produces thermal energy both for district heating and cooling for Eni headquarters, municipal buildings and residential users.

The Bolgiano CHP currently produces about 267,000MWh of thermal energy per year using four GE gas turbines.

Eni will upgrade the CHP by installing a new aeroderivative gas turbine and other new equipment to increase plant flexibility and efficiency.

Energy savings for the new Bolgiano district heating plant are estimated at 181,000MWh of thermal energy per year.

Commercial operation is expected in December 2013.

Upon completion, the plant anticipates an 84% reduction of NOx emissions and a 20% reduction of CO2 emissions.