The power of water

Water was the first source of clean energy ever used by man. For centuries this resource, fundamental for life and for the subsistence of natural balances, has represented a precious and irreplaceable asset for civilizations. Today, 70% of the world’s renewable energy production comes from hydroelectric, and 40% in Italy, a pioneer country in hydroelectric development at the beginning of the twentieth century. The L&L model is to build sustainable hydro plants that balance production efficiency with the duty to conserve and improve the ecological status of water, and minimize impacts on ecosystems. Our 5 plants have an average power output of 200-300 kW, and are equipped with cleaning systems, which eliminate debris and floating materials, and level sensors, which maintain the natural dynamics of the waterways on which they are built. To protect the landscape and the natural habitats of fish and other aquatic organisms, the hydroelectric plants have no water collection works and have a very low visual impact on the area in which they are inserted.

More efficiency and flexibility with digital systems

Digital systems have proved an excellent ally in making the plants more flexible, efficient and long-lasting, facilitating maintenance, monitoring and production control interventions. Thanks to smart technology, it is much easier to manage water flows, and to calibrate the generation of energy to actual demand. Each system is equipped with a programmable logic controller (PLC), allowing local and remote retrieval and archival of all the data necessary for operating level and flow regulators, start-up automatisms, and the high-performance hydraulic turbines and generators.



Simplicity in the movement of water

Electricity is produced simply by the movement of water, which exerts a force on turbines connected to an electrical generator. The more powerful the movement, the greater the amount of electricity produced.


The quintessential green source

Generating energy from hydroelectric power does not introduce pollutants into ecosystems, and does not use any substances that can alter the natural composition of the water.


Safe and adaptable

Water is safe. To transform it into energy, you don’t need fossil fuels. And it is adaptable. Indeed, a hydroelectric plant is able to precisely regulate the intensity of incoming water flows and the final production of energy, characteristics that make this resource particularly adaptable to the needs of the power grid.


Contained costs

Once the power plant has been built, the production of hydroelectric power has low maintenance and operating costs. The initial investment for the construction of a hydroelectric plant is quite high, but repaid in the medium to long term by the continuous availability of free energy.

L&L Hydroelectric Plants