Resource use and waste management

The production of a service does not normally require significant materials and similarly does not entail treatment of significant quantities of waste. The electricity transmission service is no exception. As far as the materials that enter and leave the production cycle of the service are concerned, the most significant consumption concerns energy and has already been discussed in the “Energy consumption” section.

However, the provision of the transmission service requires the construction and maintenance of a large endowment of capital goods: power lines (towers, wires, insulators), transforming stations (transformers, switches, other station equipment), and control systems are the main components.

Terna’s use of materials regards preponderantly the construction of electric and IT infrastructure. Terna’s waste management mostly relates to electrical infrastructures maintenance.