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Nfs Tirano

  1. 1. Pilot community: TIRANO ITALY Population: 9044 inhabitants Area: 32,7 km2 Address: Piazza Cavour 18 Zip code: 23037 Phone: + 39 (0) 342 701256 Fax: + 39 (0) 342 704340 Mayor Della Vedova Gianmartino e-mail: gian_martino_della_vedova@region e.lombardia.it website: www.comune.tirano.so.it It is a rural community placed in the northest province of Lombardy Region. It is in the most narrow point of Valtellina Valley, at 28 Km to the main town, Sondrio. The area is already settled in the prehistoric era. There are numerous cave arts to testify that. Tirano is placed at a crossroads point which connect Italy and Switzerland. It is very important since XVI century in the commercial sector. Inhabitants are also involved in agriculture and animal breeding and from these activities various traditional local products are made (wine, apple, cheese, bread, dried meat etc). Also forestry industry is important. The Rhaetian Railway and the Albula/Bernina cultural landscape, which includes the “Red Train” of Tirano, has become an UNESCO world heritage site. About 500.000 tourists pass for Tirano every year. Renewable Energy Sources Now: A biomass CHP plant based on Organic Rankine Cycle turbogenerator (the first in Italy) supplies the town of Tirano with district heating and electricity (an overall efficiency of about 89%). Thorough an agreement with the TCVVV Inc, the 5% company’s gross sales is designed for a special Municipality’s budget item which is aimed at renewable energy sources development. Future: Give more prominence to projects of Forest-Wood Chain, which produces raw materials (wood chips and sawdust) for biomass CHP plants. Rational Use of Energy Now: Biomass CHP plant, photovoltaic energy system. Future: Work up opportunities coming from energy policies/strategies at national and sub-national level. Provide incentives for energy saving.

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