Electricity generation

According to provisional data, net domestic production in 2012 (see table below) was -2.3% lower than in the same period of the previous year. Analysing the data for the main sources of energy net of ancillary services, thermal generation showed a 6.3% drop compared with 2011.

Hydro production was significantly lower in 2012 compared with 2011, with a fall of 8.2%, net of ancillary services.

Net production from renewable wind, solar and geothermal energy resources rose sharply also in 2012 compared with 2011, climbing by +42.4% overall.

Net production was achieved through the plant types described below.

ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION IN ITALY

GWh 2012 2011 Change %
Net hydro generation 43,322 47,202 -3,880 -8.2%
Net thermal generation 204,796 218,486 -13,690 -6.3%
Wind, photovoltaic and geothermal production - net 36,680 25,758 10,922 42.4%
Total net generation 284,798 291,446 -6,648 -2.3%