Brindisi Sud power station

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Brindisi Sud power station, also known as the Federico II plant, is a 2,640-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Apulia, Italy.

The plant is planned for retirement in 2025, as part of Italy's coal phase out plans. Plant owner Enel plans to build up to 1,680 MW of gas-fired capacity at the plant site.[1]


The map below shows the location of the plant in Brindisi.

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Background on Plant

Brindisi Sud power station is a four-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 2,640 MW. The plant was completed between 1991 and 1993, and is owned by Enel.[2]

In October 2017, Italy said it planned to phase out coal power by 2025,[3] requiring Enel to retire the Brindisi Sud coal plant by 2025.

Proposed gas-fired capacity

In May 2018, Enel announced that it aims in 2025 to install two gas blocks for a total of 1680 MW in the same area of ​​the plant.[1]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Enel SpA
  • Parent company: Enel
  • Location: Brindisi, Apulia, Italy
  • Coordinates: 40.563636, 18.032206 (exact)
  • Gross capacity (operating): 2,640 MW
  • Gross capacity (proposed): 1,680 MW
    • Combined-cycle: 1,680 MW (no date specified)

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Antonio Tricarico, "Un Brindisi lontano dalla fine del carbone," Il Manifesto, Sep 26, 2019
  2. "Coal-Fired Power Plants in Italy," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  3. "Italy to phase out coal by 2025," E3G, Oct 24, 2017

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