Case Study

Building An Invisible And Soundless Power Plant

Source: Flygt -- A Xylem Brand

Building An Invisible And Soundless Power Plant

The Villoresi Channel, located north of Milan, was designed with the main purpose of agricultural irrigation while providing water to the city of Milan. The paths running along the canal were also used for recreational purposes and cross through some of the most beautiful natural parks in Lombardy.

Later, European mandates were instituted requiring the reduction of water consumption by 30% adversely impacting a region which benefits greatly from agriculture and farming income. Using an irrigation canal network for generating power with Xylem’s Flygt hydroturbines, the City created a sustainable resource for the community while maintaining tourism and its benefits to the local economy.