Enel Supports Agricultural Energy Debut in Sicily
The first Italian collective agricultural self-consumption energy community is launched in Ragusa. The project, supported by Enel X with the collaboration of the Banca Agricola Popolare di Ragusa BapR, involves the construction of a 200kW photovoltaic system plus the technological platform for the management of the energy community. The photovoltaic system will produce more than 300 MWh and will feed more than 240 MWh into the grid, which will be 100% shared between the companies that are part of the business condominium. This will be made available to a group of companies in Ragusa who are active in the agricultural sector, led by La Mediterranea Societa Consortile Agricola.
The energy community, made up of various companies that occupy a territorial extension of 60 hectares, will thus be able to virtually share their energy consumption, obtaining twenty-year state incentives to be redistributed to the benefit of all members and significantly reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions, with economic benefits and environmental advantages for the whole territory.
Enel X will guarantee the multi-year technical economic management of the community by providing its digital platform and its innovative technologies, with the aim of ensuring, through apps and periodic reports, continuous real-time monitoring of the health of the energy sharing, and identifying solutions for improving the amount of shared energy, stimulating members to electrify their consumption and making them increasingly sustainable.