ELECTRIC ENERGY
An efficient and sustainable production park

We've been producing electricity since 1883 and were the first in continental Europe. Today we continue to invest in the future by choosing cutting-edge and sustainable technologies.

Our power generation park includes highly efficient combined cycle gas-fired thermoelectric plants (CCGT), hydroelectric plants, wind and photovoltaic plants.

More than 200

Our power plants

6,5 GW

The Company's installed power

20,6 TWh

The electricity we produced in 2019

8%

Our percentage of national production

Il nostro impegno per la transizione energetica

Vogliamo costruire un futuro di energia sostenibile ed essere leader nella transizione energetica in Italia; puntiamo a raggiungere il 40% di fonti rinnovabili all’interno del nostro mix produttivo entro il 2030. Investire sulla produzione di energia rinnovabile non è tuttavia sufficiente: credere nella transizione energetica significa anche puntare su impianti a gas di ultima generazione, ad altissima efficienza, imprescindibili per garantire la stabilità del sistema elettrico nazionale. Il percorso per la riduzione delle emissioni di CO2, la lotta al cambiamento climatico e il passaggio ad una produzione sempre più rinnovabile deve essere intrapreso in modo responsabile, senza mettere a rischio la sicurezza della fornitura e garantendo un servizio stabile ed affidabile. Per questo la produzione intermittente delle fonti rinnovabili deve essere supportata dalla stabilità di impianti a gas, in grado di sopperire rapidamente a eventuali deficit di offerta energetica in momenti di domanda elevata.

Fighting climate change: our goals for a sustainable energy future

By 2030 we want to achieve a production mix consisting of 40% renewable energy and reduce the specific CO2 emissions of our power generation park to 0.26 kg kWh.

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Hydroelectric: a historical presence

At the end of the 19th century, we built the first power plants in our country, that are still in operation. The renewable energy of water is not only our origin: it also represents the future of our society.

We invest in this sector on a double track: we work to consolidate and increase our position in the field of large derivation plants and we are committed to expand our range of action through the construction or acquisition of mini hydro plants.

Wind: the second operator in Italy

We have been active in the wind sector since 2014 through E2i Energie Speciali, a partnership with F2i Fondi Italiani per le infrastrutture.

In 2019, thanks to the entry into operation of new wind farms and the acquisition of existing fields, we have increased our installed capacity from fourth to second place in Italy.

Photovoltaics: the basis for a significant development

In 2019, we significantly increased the installed capacity of our photovoltaic park thanks to a series of acquisitions, thus laying the foundations for a significant development in this sector.

Thermoelectric: efficiency and innovation

We were the first in Italy to introduce combined cycle gas technology for our thermoelectric plants in 1992: an efficient and environmentally friendly technology, which guarantees the national electricity system the production flexibility necessary to compensate the intermittency of renewable sources generation.

In 2019 we invested over 670 million euros to realize two state-of-the-art combined-cycle gas-fired thermoelectric plants: in Marghera Levante (Veneto) and Presenzano (Campania). The technology of the two plants will allow a significant reduction of the specific emissions of carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides compared to the average of the current Italian thermoelectric park.