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Italian Energy Sector Overview

The Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan, with over EUR 70 billion allocated for the Green Revolution and Ecological Transition, alongside EU and national funds, aims to reduce dependence on gas imports and enhance national energy security. The recent decline in hydroelectricity, due to volatile climate conditions and drought, further underscores the need for diversified renewable energy sources.


Permitting procedures in Italy remain a significant challenge for investors and green developers. However, a new national strategy focuses on accelerating renewable development and reducing local opposition. The Ministry for Environment and Energy Security aims to install 10 GW of new renewable projects annually, support biomethane production up to 2.5 billion scm/year by 2026, and advance Green Hydrogen to innovate the maritime fuel sector.


Key Energy Opportunities for Collaboration

The Energy Team at the Embassy fosters cooperation between Italian and Danish stakeholders in key energy sectors:

  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Enhancing building performance and electrifying heat demand.

  • Agri-Photovoltaics: Decarbonizing agriculture and innovating agri-food business models.

  • Onshore Wind Repowering: Upgrading aging wind power plants.

  • (Floating) Offshore Wind: Developing new markets and supply chains in the Mediterranean.

  • Biomethane Production: Diversifying gas demand and promoting circular economy models.

  • Green Hydrogen and P2X: Advancing technologies and supply chains to meet national targets.


Strategic Alliances to Promote Danish Energy Solutions in Italy

Additionally, the embassy has established strategic alliances and government partnerships in the energy sector to promote the Danish energy model and investments in Italy. This includes a Biogas Alliance with Danish SMEs and an energy efficiency alliance with major Danish green technology suppliers.


Contact the Energy Team

Our Energy Team offers tailored support to Danish companies with strategic insights, stakeholder engagement, market analysis, and public affairs counseling. For detailed opportunities and assistance in navigating the Italian energy market, contact our advisors Rino Festi or Enrico Carloni.