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Smart cities

Policy and sustainability plan

Circular economy


Smart Solution

People innovation

Smart cities

To support the development of the smart city in the territory in which the Group operates, including through new business models that exploit the technological component (Smart Grids and big data)

KPI 2018 2019 2024 plan objective
Smart City services activated - cumulative value (no.) 7 40 250
Municipalities with Smart City services activated - cumulative value (no.) 2. 24 50
Smart environmental bins - cumulative value (no.) 711 2,580 4,000
Businesses served with new smart land services - cumulative value (no.) 2 10 20
Smart environmental bins - cumulative value (no.) 6,663 12,880 18,000
New LED lighting points installed (totals provided for in the agreements signed with the municipalities) (no.) 232,368 275,950 417,000
Charging points managed for electric vehicles (no.) 168 198 1,500
Installed LED traffic lights (no.) 12,069 14,618 23,000
Vehicles monitored by GPS (% of total) 81% 97% 100%

Sustainable development goal


Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation


Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable


Performance 2019


of Milan’s LED traffic light lamps






projects, among those launched under the Innova2a program, have already successfully passed the pilot phase



smart district Realized in Milan (Merezzate and Cascina Merlata)




km of fiber optic developed in Brescia






A2A has won 10 races for public lighting of municipalities



sensors installed on the aqueduct network of Brescia to identify the water losses



digital islands have been built, located in different places in Bergamo

Sustainable innovation


  • The Innova2a program continued to gather ideas from the outside and from the internal dialogue between the different functions and BU: 24 projects started
  • Entry into the “Circular Economy 100” network of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Concluded a project aimed at verifying the effectiveness of Machine Learning techniques applied to the forecasting of dispersions on the natural gas network
  • Collaboration between A2A Smart City and the companies in the precision farming sector in the adoption and implementation of innovative technological solutions applied to irrigation management and pathogen monitoring
  • Tested a micro-turbine that exploits the flow of gas within the distribution network for the production of electricity
  • Use of aerial drones in the Group's plants for inspections in potentially dangerous places
  • Successfully completed the feasibility study for the Balilla Project aimed at recovering low temperature renewable heat to be integrated into the Milan district heating system



Performance 2019


 charging columns installed


recharges delivered by e-moving columns


million zero-emission routes thanks to e-moving



the share of green collection vehicles (EURO 6, methane and electric)

E-moving number charges Electricity supplied


  • A second e-hub was inaugurated for recharging the electric vehicles of the Unareti Grouo company fleet: 12 column 3 wallboxes for a total of 30 recharging points
  • In the Brescia area, where 19 charging stations were already present, 4 new columns has been installed
  • New columns has been installed in Monfalcone, Rovato, Bergamo, Brescia and Cremona
  • Inside 6 main car parks in Brescia ares, a special area has been activated for electric recharging with wallbox, a recharging infrastructure wich allows the simultaneous recharging of two electric vehicles
  • Corporate car sharing now includes all Group’s sites

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