Water is at the origin of CVA’s company history and still represents the main part of its heritage. Despite the impact of climate change, the hydropower sector remains Italy’s main source of clean energy, producing 41% of Italy’s total renewable energy. In addition, hydropower reservoirs are an important “green battery” and an element of protection for the environment and surrounding communities by absorbing excess rainfall.
CVA's hydropower numbers
of forced ducts
Expansion of the hydroelectric park
Management of large dams
CVA VS. WATER EMERGENCY 2022
release from its reservoirs to counter the emergency
more releases than in 2021
Protection of the environment and biodiversity
Energy from the sun
Photovoltaics are in many respects the energy source of the future and their rise proves it. In Italy, photovoltaics resumed a level of annual growth not seen since 2013, reaching a total installed capacity of 25.5 GW, of which 2.6 GW will be installed in 2022: this is the fastest growth at EU level, with +11.8% generation compared to the previous year. From 2023 to 2026, a minimum of 16.4 GW of new solar power capacity is to be installed in the lowest scenario, up to a maximum of 34 GW in the most ambitious scenario.
CVA'S NUMBERS IN SOLAR
Energy from wind
Wind power is still relatively under-exploited and could become the trump card for achieving national and international targets. In 2022, wind power in Italy covered 6.4% of electricity demand (7.4% when considering domestic electricity production) and accounted for 20.7% of all renewable production. In 2022 wind power capacity in Italy increased by 526 MW, 30.2% more than in 2021. However, the numbers are still far from what the PNIEC forecasts for the end of the decade, when around 19-20 GW of wind power is expected to be operational, with an annual production of around 40 TWh.
CVA'S NUMBERS IN WIND POWER