The A2A Group operates in the following “Business Units”:
Generation and Trading
The activities of the Generation and Trading Business Unit are related to the management of the generation plant portfolio of the Group. The “Generation” sector has the specific goal of maximizing plant availability and efficiency, minimizing operating and maintenance (O&M) costs. Instead, the “Trading” sector has the task of maximizing the profit from the management of the energy portfolio through the purchase and sale of electricity, fuel (gaseous and non gaseous) and environmental certificates on domestic and foreign wholesale markets. This Business Unit also includes the activity of trading on domestic and foreign markets of all energy commodities (gas, electricity, environmental certificates).
The activities of the Commercial Business Unit Sales 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.
This Business Unit’s activity relates to the whole waste management 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 centers 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.
Heat and Services
This Business Unit’s activity is mainly the sale of heat and electricity produced by cogeneration plants (mostly owned by the Group). Cogenerated heat is sold through district heating networks. The Business Unit also ensures the operation and maintenance of cogeneration plants and district heating networks, as well as management services of heating plants owned by third parties (heat management services).
This Business Unit’s activity 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). Also included are activities relating to public lighting, traffic regulation systems, the management of votive lights and systems design services.
The Business Unit includes the activities carried out by the investee company Elektroprivreda Crne Gore AD Nikšic ' (EPCG) in relation to the production and sale of electricity in Montenegro and the operational technical management of the related electricity distribution networks.
Other Services and Corporate
Corporate services consist of the guidance, strategic direction, coordination and control of industrial operations, as well as business and operating activity support services (e.g. administrative and accounting services, legal services, procurement services, personnel management services, information technology services, telecommunications services, etc.). Other services include video-surveillance, data transmission, telephony and internet access services.