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Policy and sustainability plan

Circular economy


Smart Solution

People innovation


To increase (keep high) the proportion of energy produced from renewable sources

KPI 2018 2019 2024 plan objective
Percentage of thermal energy produced from renewable sources and process recovery with respect to total thermal energy collected into the district heating network (Networks and District Heating BU) (% of total) 51% 54% 55%
Thermal energy recovered from third-party production processes (Networks and District Heating BU) (GWh) 43 45 81
Installed photovoltaic capacity (MW) 94 99 500

Sustainable development goal


Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts


Performance 2019

- 7.2%

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


- 9%

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



 SO2 emissions compared to 2018





NOx emissions compared to 2018


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


GWh of green energy sold

Avoided emissions of CO2 and energy savings in energy processes


  • 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

Discover the other actions of decarbonisation pillar