Environment: resource use and waste management


The production of a service does not normally require significant material inputs, and in the same way does not entail the treatment of significant quantities of waste. The case of the energy transmission service is no exception, as regards materials that enter into and exit from the production cycle of the service: the most significant consumption is of energy and this has already been dealt with in the paragraph “Energy consumption”.

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

The use of materials is related in particular to the work of constructing electricity and ICT infrastructures. Terna's waste management primarily concerns maintenance of electricity infrastructures.