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District heating

Policy and sustainability plan

Circular economy

Decarbonisation

Smart Solution

People innovation

District heating

To help reduce the environmental impact of the cities, paying close attention to air quality, implementing district heating and district cooling

KPI 2018 2019 2024 plan objective
Volumes served by district heating and district cooling (Mm3) 110.2 112.2 125
NOx avoided thanks to the extension of district heating (tonnes/ year) 139 194 265
CO2 emissions avoided thanks to the extension of district heating (tonnes/ year) 211,197 213,701 321,000
Realization of the decarbonization project of the Brescia district heating system (105,000 tonnes of CO2 savings)     Start by 2022

Sustainable development goal

SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

CLIMATE ACTION

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

MATERIAL ISSUES

Performance 2019

9

GW electricity generation capacity installed

1.6

GW thermal production capacity

1,195

km district heating network

Net electricity produced divided up according to plant type and source

Net thermal energy produced divide up according to plant type and source

Actions

  • Numerous initiatives for the presidium and the safety of dams
  • Installation of synchronous compensators to guarantee the continuity regulation service of the National Transmission Grid
  • Definition of agreement with Talesun Group to develop: will be replaced 100 km per year of medium voltage grid and 20 km per year of low voltage grid (duration of the plan: 10 years)
  • Definition of agreement with Talesun Group to develop new photovoltaic project for a total capacity of 1 GW
  • Realization of the first storage tank at the Lamarmora power plant in Brescia

Performance 2019

- 7,2%

CO2 - Scope 1 (equal to 6.9 million tonnes)
compared to 2018

 

- 9%

the emission factor of the Group (equal to 347 gCO2/kWh)
compared to 2018

 

-29%

 SO2 emissions compared to 2018

 

 

 

-8%

 NOx emissions compared to 2018

3.5

million tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided (+25% compared to 2018), thanks to the technologies used to produce energy

2,276

GWh of green energy sold

Avoided emissions of CO2 and energy savings in energy processes

Actions

  • Alignment of greenhouse gas emission reduction targets with the Paris Agreement Cop 21: -46% of our direct greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1) per kWh produced by 2030, compared to 2017
  • Started the decarbonization process for the Brescia’s environmental energy system
  • Realization by the ESCo Group companies of interventions on the plants, which will positively affect the reduction of CO2 emissions (e.g. installation of photovoltaic panels)
  • The district heating service promoted by the Group allowed to avoid, in 2019, 213,000 tonnes of CO2
  • A2A is also committed to zero Scope 2 emissions by 2024
  • Agreement with Talesun Group to develop new photovoltaic project for a total capacity of 1 GW

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