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We take care of Life every day, dealing with environment, water and energy.

Each group company is fundamentally important for achieving our model of the efficient city to which we all aspire. We believe that it is only thanks to our knowledge of the local areas and our constant investments in the research and development of new technologies that we can succeed in ensuring the sort of cutting-edge competency that is necessary in guaranteeing highly efficient, innovative and top quality services.

Our business units are thus the basic constituents of the Group’s business model and represent its areas of competency. Find out more about them.

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WE ARE A LIFE COMPANY

 

We take care of life, the most precious capital.

Every day, we deal with the environment, water and energy, which, thanks to the circular use of natural resources, are the conditions necessary for life and the quality of life.

We do so with the most advanced technologies because we look far ahead.

We promote Italy’s sustainable growth thanks to a long-term strategy, with investments targeted at development of the circular economy and the energy transition: businesses which, more than others, are essential in safeguarding the future for everyone.

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OUR MANAGEMENT

STRATEGY, DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATORY
BU NETWORKS AND HEAT
B.U. MARKET
ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE AND CONTROL
INTERNAL AUDIT
HEAD OF LEGAL AFFAIRS AND COMPLIANCE
PEOPLE AND TRANSFORMATION
Association Concessions
B.U. GENERATION AND TRADING
GROUP SECURITY & CYBER DEFENCE
GROUP INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL ENABLEMENT
COMMUNICATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
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Our vision

 

The new generations are asking for a new vision of the world and a future which reconciles the individual and the collective, economy and ecology, local and global.

As a Life Company, we are committed to achieving an ecosystem where, thanks to the best, most innovative technology, the resources of our environment are correctly used.

We are working to ensure that our human, technological, financial and natural capital can grow as one, in harmony.

To improve life for everyone.

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Business unit

Generation and Trading

The activity of the Generation and Trading Business Unit is related to the management of the generation plants portfolio(1) of the Group with the dual purpose of maximizing the availability and efficiency of the plants, minimizing operating and maintenance costs (O&M) and maximizing the profit deriving from the management of the energy portfolio through the purchase and sale of electricity and fuels (gaseous and non-gaseous) and environmental certificated on domestic and international wholesale markets. This Business Unit also includes the activity of trading on domestic and foreign markets of all energy commodities (gas, electricity, environmental certificates).

(1) Total install ed capacity of 8.8 GW.

GENERATION AND TRADING

MARKET

The activities of the Market Business Unit are aimed at the retail sale of electricity and natural gas to customers in the free market and sale to customers served under protection scheme, the management of public lighting, traffic regulation systems, votive lamps. Furthermore, it deals with providing energy efficiency and electric mobility services.

Environment

The activities of the Waste Business Unit relates to the management of the integrated waste cycle, which ranges from collection and street sweeping to the treatment, disposal and recovery of materials and energy. In particular, collection and street sweeping mainly refers to street cleaning and the collection of waste for transportation to its destination. Instead, waste treatment is an activity that is carried out in dedicated centres to convert waste in order to make it suitable for the recovery of materials. Lastly, disposal of urban and special waste in combustion plants or landfills ensures the possible recovery of energy through waste-to-energy or the use of biogas.

ENVIRONMENT

Networks and Heat

The activities of the Networks & District Heating Business Unit mainly consists of the technical and operational management of networks for the distribution of electricity, the transport and distribution of natural gas and the management of the entire integrated water cycle (water captation, aqueduct management, water distribution, sewerage network management, purification), in addition to the TLC and Smart City activities. In particular, within the Group, these latter activities are managed by A2A Smart City, the reference operator for the provision of telecommunications services. In particular, it provides services related to the management of fixed and mobile telephony and data transmission lines as well as services related to the management and development of infrastructure in support of communication. A2A Smart City is also a major provider in the realization and management of video surveillance and access control systems. It is also aimed at the sale of heat and electricity produced by cogeneration plants (mostly owned by the Group), through district heating networks and ensures the operation and maintenance of cogeneration plants and district heating networks. Also included are the activities related to the management services for heating plants owned by third parties (heat management services).

NETWORKS

Corporate

Corporate services include the activities of guidance, strategic direction, coordination and control of industrial operations, as well as services to support the business and operating activities (ex. administrative and accounting services, legal services, procurement, personnel management, information technology, communications etc.) whose costs, net of amounts recovered from accrual to individual Business Units based on services rendered, remain the responsibility of Corporate.

OTHER COMPANIES

Generation and Trading

The activity of the Generation and Trading Business Unit is related to the management of the generation plants portfolio(1) of the Group with the dual purpose of maximizing the availability and efficiency of the plants, minimizing operating and maintenance costs (O&M) and maximizing the profit deriving from the management of the energy portfolio through the purchase and sale of electricity and fuels (gaseous and non-gaseous) and environmental certificated on domestic and international wholesale markets. This Business Unit also includes the activity of trading on domestic and foreign markets of all energy commodities (gas, electricity, environmental certificates).

(1) Total install ed capacity of 8.8 GW.

GENERATION AND TRADING

MARKET

The activities of the Market Business Unit are aimed at the retail sale of electricity and natural gas to customers in the free market and sale to customers served under protection scheme, the management of public lighting, traffic regulation systems, votive lamps. Furthermore, it deals with providing energy efficiency and electric mobility services.

Environment

The activities of the Waste Business Unit relates to the management of the integrated waste cycle, which ranges from collection and street sweeping to the treatment, disposal and recovery of materials and energy. In particular, collection and street sweeping mainly refers to street cleaning and the collection of waste for transportation to its destination. Instead, waste treatment is an activity that is carried out in dedicated centres to convert waste in order to make it suitable for the recovery of materials. Lastly, disposal of urban and special waste in combustion plants or landfills ensures the possible recovery of energy through waste-to-energy or the use of biogas.

ENVIRONMENT

Networks and Heat

The activities of the Networks & District Heating Business Unit mainly consists of the technical and operational management of networks for the distribution of electricity, the transport and distribution of natural gas and the management of the entire integrated water cycle (water captation, aqueduct management, water distribution, sewerage network management, purification), in addition to the TLC and Smart City activities. In particular, within the Group, these latter activities are managed by A2A Smart City, the reference operator for the provision of telecommunications services. In particular, it provides services related to the management of fixed and mobile telephony and data transmission lines as well as services related to the management and development of infrastructure in support of communication. A2A Smart City is also a major provider in the realization and management of video surveillance and access control systems. It is also aimed at the sale of heat and electricity produced by cogeneration plants (mostly owned by the Group), through district heating networks and ensures the operation and maintenance of cogeneration plants and district heating networks. Also included are the activities related to the management services for heating plants owned by third parties (heat management services).

NETWORKS

Corporate

Corporate services include the activities of guidance, strategic direction, coordination and control of industrial operations, as well as services to support the business and operating activities (ex. administrative and accounting services, legal services, procurement, personnel management, information technology, communications etc.) whose costs, net of amounts recovered from accrual to individual Business Units based on services rendered, remain the responsibility of Corporate.

OTHER COMPANIES

(1) Shareholdings held through Linea Group Holding S.p.A. (held 51%)
(2) Shareholdings held through ACSM-AGAM S.p.A. (held 41.34%)
(3) 87.2% A2A SPA and 12.8% LGH SPA

(4) Shareholdings held through AEB S.p.A. (held 33,5% to A2A S.p.A.)
(5) 64,27% A2A Ambiente S.p.A. and 35,73% Linea Ambiente

Updated at 1 March 2021

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