Apr 2021 – , Cases & examples
Authors: Jason Erwin, Borg & Co and Livio De Chicchis, FIRE
Illustrator/design: Klas Björkman, Borg & Co
Eni S.p.A. is an Italian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Rome. It has operations in 66 countries with a market capitalization of US$55.61 billion (as of 31 December 2019). An energy audit of an upstream gas plant in Fano, Italy was conducted in 2019. The audit highlighted the opportunity to electrify the compressor driver instead of using the gas turbine. Electrification of the compression system would shift the main energy consumption of the plant from natural
gas to electrical energy. However, the project proposal including the economics were not favorable until multiple benefits were considered.