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Our business model is structured on the basis of areas of specialization.

Each group company is fundamentally important for achieving our model of the efficient city to which we all aspire. We believe that it is only thanks to our knowledge of the local areas and our constant investments in the research and development of new technologies that we can succeed in ensuring the sort of cutting-edge competency that is necessary in guaranteeing highly efficient, innovative and top quality services.

Our business units are thus the basic constituents of the Group’s business model and represent its areas of competency. Find out more about them.

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About us

The largest Italian multi-utility, with more than 100 years of history and experience

For 10 years, we have been at the forefront in services for the local area and technological solutions, with a business model that creates shared and sustainable value.

Our daily commitment is to design the A2ACity, a city that is intelligent and sustainable, connected and luminous, clean and comfortable, as well as efficient and people friendly. We want to be protagonists of the energy transition and we believe in the circular economy and in open innovation. Our Strategic Plan requires all of our Business Units to meet challenging ESG (Environmental Social Governance) objectives. 

Climate Action, Circular Economy and Smart Solutions are the pillars for the sustainable development of our services: generation, distribution and sale of electricity and gas, district heating, waste collection and recovery, electric mobility, public lighting and integrated water service.

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The A2ACity

Excellent services to develop the local area, helping improve people’s quality of life

We work to build a sustainable eco-system for the company, the environment, communities and people. 

 

 

We guide and support the energy transition process through innovative services and solutions for the supply of electricity and gas that ensure efficiency and economic benefit to families, condominiums, but also to professionals, SMEs and large industrial corporations. Renewable energy powers 100% of our electric mobility network. We illuminate cities and give new light to our architectural heritage with maximum efficiency and respect for the environment. Thanks to our district heating, buildings are heated with sustainable heat using the resources available in the local area. We turn waste into resources, thanks to everyone's commitment to quality separate collection. We efficiently manage the entire water cycle of local areas. The development of new technologies and solutions means we are able to make cities smart. We work to give a future to the great natural heritage and the skills and crafts of the local area, the smart land. 

We put all our effort into building, day by day, the 2aCity we dream of.

Group

Business unit

Generation and Trading

The activity of the Generation and Trading Business Unit is related to the management of the generation plants portfolio(1) of the Group with the dual purpose of maximizing the availability and efficiency of the plants, minimizing operating and maintenance costs (O&M) and maximizing the profit deriving from the management of the energy portfolio through the purchase and sale of electricity and fuels (gaseous and non-gaseous) and environmental certificated on domestic and international wholesale markets. This Business Unit also includes the activity of trading on domestic and foreign markets of all energy commodities (gas, electricity, environmental certificates).

(1) Total install ed capacity of 8.8 GW.

GENERATION AND TRADING

MARKET

The activities of the Market Business Unit are aimed at the retail sale of electricity and natural gas to customers in the free market and sale to customers served under protection scheme, the management of public lighting, traffic regulation systems, votive lamps. Furthermore, it deals with providing energy efficiency and electric mobility services.

MARKET

Environment

The activities of the Waste Business Unit relates to the management of the integrated waste cycle, which ranges from collection and street sweeping to the treatment, disposal and recovery of materials and energy. In particular, collection and street sweeping mainly refers to street cleaning and the collection of waste for transportation to its destination. Instead, waste treatment is an activity that is carried out in dedicated centres to convert waste in order to make it suitable for the recovery of materials. Lastly, disposal of urban and special waste in combustion plants or landfills ensures the possible recovery of energy through waste-to-energy or the use of biogas.

ENVIRONMENT

Networks and Heat

The activities of the Networks & District Heating Business Unit mainly consists of the technical and operational management of networks for the distribution of electricity, the transport and distribution of natural gas and the management of the entire integrated water cycle (water captation, aqueduct management, water distribution, sewerage network management, purification), in addition to the TLC and Smart City activities. In particular, within the Group, these latter activities are managed by A2A Smart City, the reference operator for the provision of telecommunications services. In particular, it provides services related to the management of fixed and mobile telephony and data transmission lines as well as services related to the management and development of infrastructure in support of communication. A2A Smart City is also a major provider in the realization and management of video surveillance and access control systems. It is also aimed at the sale of heat and electricity produced by cogeneration plants (mostly owned by the Group), through district heating networks and ensures the operation and maintenance of cogeneration plants and district heating networks. Also included are the activities related to the management services for heating plants owned by third parties (heat management services).

NETWORKS

Corporate

Corporate services include the activities of guidance, strategic direction, coordination and control of industrial operations, as well as services to support the business and operating activities (ex. administrative and accounting services, legal services, procurement, personnel management, information technology, communications etc.) whose costs, net of amounts recovered from accrual to individual Business Units based on services rendered, remain the responsibility of Corporate.

OTHER COMPANIES

Generation and Trading

The activity of the Generation and Trading Business Unit is related to the management of the generation plants portfolio(1) of the Group with the dual purpose of maximizing the availability and efficiency of the plants, minimizing operating and maintenance costs (O&M) and maximizing the profit deriving from the management of the energy portfolio through the purchase and sale of electricity and fuels (gaseous and non-gaseous) and environmental certificated on domestic and international wholesale markets. This Business Unit also includes the activity of trading on domestic and foreign markets of all energy commodities (gas, electricity, environmental certificates).

(1) Total install ed capacity of 8.8 GW.

GENERATION AND TRADING

MARKET

The activities of the Market Business Unit are aimed at the retail sale of electricity and natural gas to customers in the free market and sale to customers served under protection scheme, the management of public lighting, traffic regulation systems, votive lamps. Furthermore, it deals with providing energy efficiency and electric mobility services.

MARKET

Environment

The activities of the Waste Business Unit relates to the management of the integrated waste cycle, which ranges from collection and street sweeping to the treatment, disposal and recovery of materials and energy. In particular, collection and street sweeping mainly refers to street cleaning and the collection of waste for transportation to its destination. Instead, waste treatment is an activity that is carried out in dedicated centres to convert waste in order to make it suitable for the recovery of materials. Lastly, disposal of urban and special waste in combustion plants or landfills ensures the possible recovery of energy through waste-to-energy or the use of biogas.

ENVIRONMENT

Networks and Heat

The activities of the Networks & District Heating Business Unit mainly consists of the technical and operational management of networks for the distribution of electricity, the transport and distribution of natural gas and the management of the entire integrated water cycle (water captation, aqueduct management, water distribution, sewerage network management, purification), in addition to the TLC and Smart City activities. In particular, within the Group, these latter activities are managed by A2A Smart City, the reference operator for the provision of telecommunications services. In particular, it provides services related to the management of fixed and mobile telephony and data transmission lines as well as services related to the management and development of infrastructure in support of communication. A2A Smart City is also a major provider in the realization and management of video surveillance and access control systems. It is also aimed at the sale of heat and electricity produced by cogeneration plants (mostly owned by the Group), through district heating networks and ensures the operation and maintenance of cogeneration plants and district heating networks. Also included are the activities related to the management services for heating plants owned by third parties (heat management services).

NETWORKS

Corporate

Corporate services include the activities of guidance, strategic direction, coordination and control of industrial operations, as well as services to support the business and operating activities (ex. administrative and accounting services, legal services, procurement, personnel management, information technology, communications etc.) whose costs, net of amounts recovered from accrual to individual Business Units based on services rendered, remain the responsibility of Corporate.

OTHER COMPANIES

(1) Shareholdings held through Linea Group Holding S.p.A. (held 51%)
(2) Shareholdings held through ACSM-AGAM S.p.A. (held 41.34%)

 

Updated at 31 December 2019

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