Enel X Trigeneration Energy System for NSG Group Italy
Making energy production processes even more sustainable with innovative and efficient solutions: with this objective, Enel X is partnering with the NSG Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of glass for the architectural, automotive and technical glass industries. Enel X will upgrade Pilkington Italia’s cogeneration plant, located in San Salvo (CH), one of the world's largest industrial sites in the glass sector. The project is part of a broader collaboration with the Enel Group's global business line, which develops solutions that focus on the principles of sustainability, energy efficiency and the circular economy.
The upgrade will be carried out by Cogenio, a partner company of Enel X active in the field of cogeneration. It will enable the production of cleaner energy through a trigeneration process, which involves the installation of an absorption chiller for cooling energy, which was previously done using electricity. The new system will make it possible to use the thermal energy recovered from the thermodynamic transformation that would otherwise be dissipated. The trigeneration plant will have a capacity of around 30 MW of total electric power and will become fully operational in its new configuration by the end of 2021. Thanks to Enel X, it will be able to guarantee sufficient energy to meet the total needs of the San Salvo industrial site, while also participating in Demand Response programs to support the stability of Italy’s national electricity grid.
Cogenio is an energy efficiency service platform that aims to help companies reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions by providing solutions that improve the overall efficiency of energy use. Cogenio is part of the Infracapital group, a leading provider of long-term infrastructure investment in highly sustainable energy solutions, which operates with the support of Enel X. Cogenio offers distributed generation and energy efficiency solutions through its Energy Service formula.
NSG Group (Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. and its group companies) is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products for the architectural, automotive industry and technical glass sectors. With around 27,000 employees, NSG Group has principal operations in about 30 countries and sales in over 100 countries.