Italy’s Water Alliance launches €110 million tender to buy power from renewables

The northern Italian water provider, Water Alliance has issued a tender for the supply of electricity from renewable sources for medium and low voltage users of its units Water Alliance – Acque di Lombardia and Water Alliance – Acque Del Piemonte, which are located in the regions of Lombardy and Piedmont, respectively.

According to the tender document, bids must be submitted by May 28, 2018. The total estimated value of the power to be purchased is €109.8 million.

The tender will be divided into two lots, and will see the allocation of around 688.545 MWh. The purchased energy will be used to power the companies’ purifiers, waste water lifting stations, drinking water treatment plants and cathodic protection systems, as well as several offices. The duration of the PPA, which will be awarded from the beginning of 2018, will be 12 months.

Water Alliance is a state-owned water utility consisting of eight different water providers: Gruppo CAP, BrianzAcque, Uniacque, Padania Acque, Lario Reti Holding, SAL, Pavia Acque e Secam. In the region of Lombardy, the company serves the provinces of Milano, Monza e Brianza, Pavia, Cremona, Lecco, Bergamo and Sondrio, covering more than half of the region’s water demand.