Gas infrastructure and supplies

Sicurezza e flessibilità

Abbiamo un ruolo primario nella transizione energetica del Paese e per questo investiamo nel gas come risorsa in grado di traghettarci verso un futuro low carbon.

Per garantire la sicurezza e la competitività del sistema energetico nazionale siamo impegnati nella diversificazione delle fonti e delle rotte di approvvigionamento.

Un portafoglio diversificato

Nel corso del 2019 abbiamo importato in Italia 14,6 miliardi di metri cubi di gas garantendo il 21% delle importazioni totali utili per assicurare stabilità energetica al sistema Paese.

Il nostro portafoglio diversificato comprende contratti di fornitura di lungo termine con il Qatar, la Libia e l’Algeria.

In virtù del nostro know how e dell’esperienza consolidata, siamo il centro di competenza nel settore gas per tutto il Gruppo Edf, di cui facciamo parte.

14.6 bln m3

The amount of gas imported in Italy by Edison (2019)

21%

Our share of gas imports (2019)

3

The gas pipeline projects

An articulated infrastructural system

In line with the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan, we are committed to improve the security of supplies, by developing an articulated infrastructural system, based on a multi-source and multi-destination approach. Our gas pipeline projects are supported and co-financed by EU due to their high strategic value in relation to the European energy security and the competitiveness of its markets.

Eastmed - Poseidon

Edison promotes the EastMed-Poseidon gas pipeline development through the company IGI Poseidon SA (50% Edison, 50% Depa).

The infrastructure will connect the Eastern Mediterranean gas resources with the Italian and European end markets, in accordance with the EU energy guidelines for the diversification of supply routes and sources.

The EastMed-Poseidon strategic value, developed in full harmony with guidelines and energy plans of the varied countries involved, lies in ensuring energy security and meeting the growing need for gas imports.

The EastMed-Poseidon project represents a strategic asset for Italy, as it constitutes a new supply route able to guarantee the gas supplies safety for Italian companies and families.

The infrastructure, designed to transport 10-12 billion cubic meters per year in a first phase, is made up of the Poseidon project - an offshore section of about 210 km, fully developed and ready for its construction -and the EastMed project, consisting of an offshore section of 1,350 km and an onshore section of 550 km, which has entered the detailed engineering phase.

Due to their strategic importance for energy security, the EastMed and Poseidon projects have been recognized for several years as Common Interest Projects, the European highest level strategic priority.

This recognition has made it possible to benefit from various European funding over the years, including the recent Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program.

IGB

The Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnector, first international gas pipeline built by Edison, is a key infrastructure in order to connect the Greek and Bulgarian gas networks, improving the supply security and the integration of South Eastern European markets and allowing import from various sources. IGB will have an initial transportation capacity of 3 billion cubic meters per year which could be upgraded to 5 billion cubic meters per year later on, in response to market demand. The IGB pipeline will also be equipped to offer a physical and/or commercial reverse flow.

Galsi

The new gas pipeline will connect Algeria to Italy and will have a capacity of 8 billion cubic meters per year. It will be dedicated to import natural gas, representing a precious resource for the Italian market and in particular for Sardinia, which is currently not yet provided with methane.