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Tecnological innovation and smart cities

Optimization of the Group competences and know-how through research and development activities that stimulate a continuous evolution of services and infrastructures, contributing towards the development and creation of the Smart City of the future, which integrates all energy, environment, water, heat, networks and optic fibre services in a single centre.

Performance 2018


 electricity and gas consumers


smart lamppost poles with 25 sets of environmentalsensors are installed


smart squares were built in the suburbs of the city of Bergamo.


A2A support the development of smart city services in 28 municipalities in the province of Brescia 

Innovazione sostenibile


  • An experiment to develop predictive analyses on the spatial and temporal occurence of gas leaks was launched in the Municipality of Concesio 
  • Launch of the internal program Innova2a to collect stimuli and ideas from the outside and from the internal dialogue between the different funtions and BU. 7 project have successfully passed the test phase
  • An advanced remote control plan and automation of the secondary substations
  • Digitalization of the internal processes: digital management of the warehouses of the generation plants, smart accesses, digital expenses claim


Circular Economy
Smartness in networks and services
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 2017 2018 2023 Plan Objective ID Termine
Smart City services activated - cumulative value n.d. 7 200 877 938
Municipalities with Smart City services activated - cumulative value n.d. 2 40 877 938
Number of parking spaces installed in smart parking - cumulative value n.d. 711 3,000 877 938
Number of businesses served with new smart land services - cumulative value 1 2 12 877 938
Number of smart environmental bins 300 6,663 18,000 877 938
Number of intelligent sensors installed for water service - cumulative value n.d. 27 130 877 938
Number of new LED light points installed on IP 213,817 225,590 312,000 877 938
Number of electric vehicle charging stations installed - cumulative value 130 168 1,500 877 938
Number of vehicles (collection and sweeping) monitored by GPS on total (%) n.d. 81% 100% (at 2020) 877 938
Installed LED traffic lights - cumulative value 12,069 12,069 22,000 (to 2020) 877 938

Smart networks

To develop solutions to offer a better information access infrastructure (Smart Grid) and improve the network resilience

KPI 2017 2018 2023 Plan Objective ID Termine
Number of new generation water meters installed - cumulative value n.d. 27,000 170,000 877 938

Innovation and R&D

To develop investments in research and development, increasing the number of partnerships with international research centres and universities. Properly manage relations and collaborations with NGOs and develop new technologies, patents for technological innovation

KPI 2017 2018 2023 Plan Objective ID Termine
Number of research projects activated and partnerships with primary research institutes and universities 10 8 7/year 876 942

Sustainable Development Goal