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Smart grid

Sustainability plan


Energy Transition

SMART GRID: Develop solutions to offer a better information access infrastructure (Smart Grid) and improve the network resilience and to contribute to the growing electrification of consumption

KPI 2020 2022 2026  2030
Mains peak power (MWA) 1.7 2.2 2.8 3.2

Sustainable development goal

INDUSTRIES, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

MATERIAL ISSUES

Performance 2020

33%

renewable percentage (hydraulic, renewable fraction of waste, biogas, solar, wind) of the total of electricity produced (+ 6 p.p compared to 2019)

4.6

million of tonnes of waste treated in Group plants

52,000

smart water meter were installed by A2A Ciclo Idrico

143

incidents of high and critical severity monitored

Efficient management of Group infrastructures

Actions

  • Completed works on two new treatment plants in the Brescia municipalities: San Paolo and Offlaga (for a total of 14,000 equivalent inhabitants)
  • Start of the sites for the construction of the new plants for the treatment of OFMSW (Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste) and the production of compost and biomethane at Lacchiarella (Mi) and Cavaglià (BI)
  • Acquisition of the Group's first wind farm (8,2 MW), located in Campania, and start of the procedures to authorize the installation of electrochemical storage systems for a portfolio of projects of around 60 MW to be built at sites it owns
  • A2A Calore e Servizi entered into an agreement with the REA DALMINE industrial plant, owned by Greenthesis Group, which provides for a 50% increase in the heat available in the district heating network of the city of Bergamo  
  • Completed, on the Milan electricity network, the plan to improve the resilience of electricity grids against the extreme events related to the climate change replacing more than 10,000 joints 

Performance 2020

3.9

TWh of green energy sold  
(+72% compared to 2019)

- 16%

direct greenhouse gas emissions

- 96%

indirect greenhouse gas emissions (Market based)

4

million tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided through the use of waste-to-energy, production from renewable sources and cogeneration 

Actions

  • Aligned the A2A's emission targets with Paris Agreement: reduction by 47% of direct CO2 emissions (Scope1) at 2030; reduction by 100% of indirect CO2 emissions Scope2 by 2024; reduction by 20% of indirect CO2 emissions Scope3 by 2030
  • Improved all indicators relating to greenhouse gas emissions, linked to both direct and indirect emissions and the Group's value chain
  • Start of the project of an innovative system for the treatment of combustion fumes of the Brescia Waste-to-energy Plant, aimed at reducing emissions and recovering the residual heat still present in the fumes for the district heating system in Brescia
  • Use of coal at the Lamarmora plant abandoned
  • From January 2020, start of the supply of 100% renewable electricity certified by the "GO" (Guarantee of Origin) for all the A2A Group's sites

Electricity produced by type of source

(*)For non-hazardous waste, a renewable fraction of 51% was assumed (ref. Decree of the Ministry of Economic Development of December 18, 2008). Consequently, the non-renewable fraction was assumed to be 49%

SBTi Target Emission Factor (gCO2/kWw)

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