Coverage of demand

PEAK RESERVE MARGINS

Coverage of demand

In Sicily, margins for covering demand were adjusted, also thanks to the use of the Termini Imerese 4 plant, for approximately 2,300 hours during the year. On this, we would recall that the production plant in question should be considered as generally not functional, and its availability for production can only be requested by Terna in relation to the forecast or occurrence of conditions risking the safety of the grid in Sicily. In Sardinia, an improvement was seen to margins in the periods of availability of SA.PE.I. connection, despite an accidental rate of production plants that was significantly greater than that recorded for mainland.

As concerns export trade, the difference in the average hourly price of the Italian power market and the French and German power markets recorded a value that was about 20% below that of last year (18 €/MWh vs. 23 €/MWh). This pricing dynamic resulted in a decrease in the net balance of export trade as compared with the same period last year, for approximately 1.0 TWh less energy imported.

Coverage of demand