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Manufacturing capital

What is the Manufacturing Capital for A2A?

The Manufacturing Capital is represented by the real estate, infrastructure and physical means (plant, machinery, etc.) used for the production of the services offered by the company.

A2A paying increasing attention to the recovery of materials and an increasingly leading role in renewable energy

2018 was characterized by numerous investments of all BU in order to improve the efficiency and operation of its systems and networks.
As part of the Environment BU, coverage along the recovery chain has increased with two new plastics processing plants and the launch of new biomethane development projects.
The Generation BU has acquired additional photovoltaic plants for a total of 59 MW, reaching a total installed capacity of 94 MW.
In the Networks & District  Heating BU interventions were made on the water network, to reduce the losses and on the joints of the Milan electricity grid to make the service more reliable.


Net electricity produced divided up according to plant type and source

A2A produces and distributes value


GWe of installed electric capacity


km of electricity and gas networks


equivalent apartments served by district heating


million of m3 of water distributed


The quality of water that we distribute is the focus of our attention

In December 2018, A2A Ciclo Idrico also completed work on the construction of the new water treatment plant in Nuvolera. The plant serves about 25,000 equivalent inhabitants, for the purification of wastewater from 5 municipalities. The commissioning of the new plant will allow a decisive improvement in the quality characteristics of the Naviglio Grande Bresciano, thereceiving watercourse of the new purified wastewater that until now has received a slurry that has only undergone physical pre-treatment. The plant is equipped with high efficiency equipment that allows a very advanced purification system:

  • an ad hoc biological system for the abatement of odorous impact; noise mitigation measures;
  • a system for continuous monitoring of both the functioning of the equipment and the characteristics of the slurry, both at the plant inlet and outlet;
  • automatic control of process nstruments, in order to optimize energy consumption and above all to operate the plant in optimal conditions of efficiency.


They are also starting up work on the new Valtrompia Purifier. It will be the largest plant in the province of Brescia and will use the MBR (Membrane Bio Reactor) ultrafiltration purification technology, already tested at the A2A Ciclo Idrico purification plant in Verziano, guaranteeing very high purification yields. The plant, located in Concesio, will serve 11 municipalities with a capacity of 85,000 population equivalent, for a planned investment of about 27 million euro. Further activities for about 45 million euro will concern the construction of a collector to connect the sewerage networks of the various municipalities adjacent to the Valtrompia, then making the sewerage flow to the new purifier. By 2018,
approximately 30 km of sections had already been completed. In 2018, ASVT invested 1 million euro in the same area for the construction of three hexavalent chromium treatment plants in Villa Carcina, Sarezzo and Gardone. This investment has made it possible to comply with
the new stringent regulatory limits imposed on the presence of hexavalent chromium, further improving the quality of drinking water throughout the Brescia hinterland.

Purification performance (%)

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