Results of Energy Analysis Provincia di Torino

Common energy concept

Final energy share by energy carrier

The Province of Turin, in the north-west of the Italian peninsula, bordering on south-east of France, is one of the largest and most populated regions, with 315 municipalities and almost 2 300 000 inhabitants. The economic structure of the province is very diverse, ranging from manufacturing (automotive, engineering and aerospace) to service industries, with the majority of employees. Tourism increased dramatically following the 2006 Olympic Games and the trend has continued since then.

The main measures developed by the Province of Turin to meet the 2020 targets, in the framework of a Sustainable Energy Action Plan, were: the implementation of the Energy Observatory, which publishes data related to the energy demand and supply of the region; the support given to municipalities as local coordinator of the “Covenant of Mayors” program; the promotion of energy-efficient renovation of public buildings through the use of innovative Energy Performance Contracts.

Solar, biomass and wood have highest potentials

Electricity production by renewable energies
Heat production by renwable energies

In 2011 the final energy demand of the region was about 50 TWh. Natural Gas was the most important resource with more than 41 %, followed by oil products 28 %, while renewable energy sources (for electricity and heating) amount to more than 10 %.

The share of renewables in electricity production is 22 %, with expected further development for solar and biomass energy. Hydro power is almost overexploited and wind has very low potential.

The main source of renewable energy covering heat demand is wood, mostly in the form of logs and pellets for private households. Solar thermal and near surface geothermal energy have good potential, but the priority is the promotion of energy efficiency and energy savings.