The Italian grid’s development

In 2009, Terna further accelerated grid development: 55 projects, +22% compared to 2008 and 637 km of power lines built with a record 700% increase compared to the previous year. With respect to the €270 million invested in 2004, in 2009 Terna reached €900 million of investments for maintaining and developing the NTG, registering a growth of 230%.

Building infrastructures strengthens the electricity grid and also represents the country’s development engine: 300 building sites are presently open which employ nearly 5,000 people. This figure will soon double, once the projects envisaged in the 2010-2014 strategic plan will be implemented.