“In recent months, many construction sites have opened, in particular, wind farms located in Sardinia, Puglia and Basilicata. In response to the energy crisis affecting our country. But even here, there will be room for further acceleration. In the latest aid decree, the government provided several incentives to “facilitate” the installation of PV systems, but it is a package that primarily affects families and businesses. There is still very little to facilitate the sector of renewable energy producers. It is certainly good news if there is talk at the government level of accelerating projects by commissioning projects. So, on dl assistance, Felice Graniso, CEO of Teatek, an international group active in renewable energy, automation, industrial machinery, water treatment, interview with Adnkronos/Labitalia.
“But, given the moment in which we are living, it is necessary as soon as possible – as Graniso emphasizes – to move from words to deeds. We must break out of the logic of contingency and think about structural interventions.”
“Only in this way do we allow renewables to make a significant contribution to diversifying sources of supply, thus protecting ourselves from speculation and geopolitical crises.”
Graniso is pointing the finger at the bureaucracy. “Today at the regular services conference – he explains – there are too many actors: local authorities, regulators, agencies. A sea of quirks and prescriptions risks bringing the economy to its knees and causing untold damage. The renewable energy sector is showing increasing numbers, reaching 52, 680 units in 2021, a thousand more than in 2018. Today, following these complex procedures means meeting management costs, for a company like ours, which are unimaginable even: Teatek, for example, even needs an agronomist for projects that require integration agricultural and environmental.
“It is an element of the protection of ecological diversity, which we fully understand and embrace as a philosophy. The problem arises when these obstacles become insurmountable and easily exploitable. It is fundamentally necessary to simplify the endless licensing procedures, to eliminate outdated regulations and bureaucracy. Perhaps it is also a matter of trust We must take the last steps of a cultural leap that will lead us to consider renewable energies reliable and efficient,” he adds.
According to Graniso, Italian companies operating in the renewable energy sector are mature realities and are able to develop cutting-edge projects and technologies. Steps forward allows us to become increasingly partners in European projects and in non-European markets. If we look at the figures at the national level, the GSE report for 2022 indicates that 949,000 plants in operation in Italy produced about 117 TWh of renewable energy, equivalent to 41.7% of the country’s total production. The source that recorded the largest growth is solar energy (+ 5.3% compared to 2019 production). Good result, but not enough. We can do more,” he confirms.
Graniso states that “Italy is the second country in Europe in terms of energy consumption covered by Fer (20.4%), and we are just behind Spain which exceeds 21%. Faced with these offers, we must also remember how our country lives a fragmentation of laws and rules that confuse operators and impede operators Investments. The key word is simplification and work on “fast track” tracks that will allow projects to become operational soon.”
“Slow times discourage investment and put entire sectors at risk. The renewable energy sector has all the potential to become one of the engines of our economy. We need the right tools to seize these opportunities,” explains Graniso.
To chart a ranking on the trend of renewables, Granisso asserts that “in detail, the largest growth was recorded in photovoltaics (+5.3%), followed by hydroelectricity (+2.7) and bioenergy (+0.4%); wind and geothermal energy instead, A decrease was recorded (respectively -7.1% and -0.8%).Moreover, the renewable source that ensures in 2020 the main contribution to the total electricity production of Fer is confirmed as hydro (40, 7% of the total); Solar (21.3%), bioenergy (16.8%), wind (16.0%) and geothermal (5.2%).
“Suffice it to say that in 2010, only 356 municipalities had indoor electrical or thermal systems based on renewable energy sources. Today’s figures give an idea of the growth we have seen: According to the Legambiente Renewable Communities report, there are 7,776 municipalities in The least amount of photovoltaic cells, 7223 with a solar thermal system, 3616 with bioenergy systems, 1489 with hydroelectric energy, 1049 with wind power plants, and 594 with geothermal energy.”
“There are already more than 3,000 municipalities where the renewable energy component exceeds the electricity needs of households. I am sure the government is keeping these numbers in mind. Hence we must start making more courageous choices. Also to avoid companies fleeing abroad, which is an ongoing phenomenon Already which we are likely to notice in a few years,” concludes Graniso.