Edison acquires Comat Energia, entering the district heating business in Piedmont

Edison acquires Comat Energia, entering the district heating business in Piedmont

Milan, 1 March 2017 - Edison has entered the urban biomass district heating sector with the acquisition of a controlling interest (51%) in Comat Energia, the Comat Group company operating in over 50 mountain communities across Piedmont. The transaction is part of Edison’s development strategy in the energy and environmental services segment as it pursues market leadership in Italy in this and other segments, offering integrated services for all business sectors, from the industrial to the service sector and the public administration.

“I am proud to announce the signing of this important acquisition. It marks the start of a series of extremely strategic partnerships for Edison,” announced Paolo Quaini, Manager of Edison’s Energy Services Market Division.* “Through partnerships like these, Edison puts customers and the local area at the heart of its business. We listen to their needs, helping them grow in competitiveness and sustainability and we work with them to design and build solutions for the future.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Edison,” said Vittorio Micelli, founder of Comat. “Now we know that we can develop an area with significant potential in Italy and we are already discussing new corporate partnership areas, particularly in energy services for flat complexes.”

Comat Energia operates in the heating and woody biomass district heating sector with over 100 thermal plants (heat production plants), thereby helping achieve the goals set out in the Local Energy Plan to increase energy production from renewable sources and enhance the energy efficiency of private and public buildings. Through simple, tried and tested technologies, Comat Energia gives municipalities access to ways of heating that are both environmentally and economically sustainable. The Comat Group also boasts a portfolio of diversified business activities including facility management services for the tertiary sector and the public administration.

Edison, through its Energy Service Market Division, is a key player on the energy and environmental services market. It manages and coordinates the Edison and Italian EDF group company activities operating in these segments. The alliance and cooperation of all group companies (Fenice, Edison Energy Solutions, Citelum, Dalkia) is what drives this mission and enables customers, local areas and partners to benefit from the competences of the greatest experts in enhancing the efficiency of resources in all areas of application.

Edison is a leading Italian and European player in the procurement, production and sale of electricity, in the provision of energy and environmental services and in the E&P sector. Founded over 130 years ago, Edison has contributed to the country’s electrification and development. Today it operates in Italy, across Europe and in the Mediterranean basin, employing 5,000 people. In the power generation sector, Edison has plants with total capacity of 6.5 GW. Edison recently established the Energy Services Market Division which, through its two ESCos - EDF Fenice and Edison Energy Solutions - offers a full range of energy services (energy audits and diagnoses, optimization and management of existing systems, designing, investment, management of new plants and data collection, processing and analysis) and environmental services (management and brokerage of industrial waste, consulting, sampling and analysis, remote management and remote control) to the industrial and service sectors and the public administration.

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