Terna this morning started the demolition work on the foundations of the pylons of the 380 kV Dolo-Camin overhead line that are no longer necessary. The event was attended by Roberto Marcato, councilor for economic development and energy of the Veneto Region, Andrea Danieletto, mayor of Vigonovo and Adel Motawi, head of Terna’s administrative processes. The works will lead to the demolition of 24 bases: 9 in the municipality of Dolo, 4 in the municipality of Vigonovo, 10 in the municipality of Saonara and 1 in the municipality of Padua. The removal activities were preceded by an intense dialogue between Terna and the Civil Engineers of Venice to define the best methods for demolishing the foundations of the pylons, located within the state-owned areas near the Padua-sea waterway. The construction sites will have the objective of restoring the state of the places as ante operam and foresee a duration of about 15 weeks. “There is enormous satisfaction because this is a story that I have been following for many years and I could not wait to be able to solve it. Finally today we are living this great moment because we demolish the structure that should have supported the power line by air”, so Roberto Marcato, councilor for economic development and energy of the Veneto Region, who continued: “The intervention has a strong symbolic value. There was a great collaboration between the region and Terna and it was a really important team effort. This – he concluded – it is a necessary infrastructure that we do respecting the environment and respecting local communities: an enormous result “. The new project for the 380kV Dolo-Camin underground cable line, the outcome of the memorandum of understanding signed by Terna and the Veneto Region in January 2019, was authorized on 22 October 2020 and provides for an investment of 140 million euros. The intervention is aimed at improving the reliability and quality of the electricity service. The new power line will have a length of approximately 16.5 km and will allow the demolition of almost 32 km of existing overhead power lines. 123 pylons will be dismantled and about 95 hectares of land freed from electrical infrastructures. “The future is here but the future has already begun some time ago because we signed a memorandum of understanding with the Veneto region that saw us committed to innovating the regional electricity system as a whole”, recalled Adel Motawi, manager of Terna’s administrative processes. who added: “investments for about one billion euros and a new way of working, what we call participatory planning. The region coordinated a technical table that saw the participation of all the municipalities and this allowed us to define together the project as sustainable as possible. We also held public meetings, so the citizens were also involved, and we were able to collect those elements of territorial sensitivity that allowed us to design the best project for the territory “. Terna, which at regional level manages over 5,100 km of lines and 63 electrical stations, as part of the 2021-2025 “Driving Energy” Industrial Plan, will invest over 370 million euros in Veneto for the development and resilience of the regional electricity grid, according to the energy transition of which the company is a protagonist. Of the total investment, approximately 130 million euros are intended for modernization and resilience of existing assets. Satisfaction was also expressed by the mayor of Vigonovo, Andrea Danieletto, who recalled: “We are spokespersons for the citizens and it is the citizens who have always asked us to have an underground power line rather than an air one”.