Being the country’s second energy-intensive company means being aware of one’s role in the ecological transition, the environmental protection and the commitment necessary to make this happen.
For this reason, with ERG, a few days ago we signed the most extensive long-term agreement in Italy for the supply of electricity produced from renewable sources. For a 10-year period, from 2022 to 2031, ERG will supply us with 100% green energy for 3.4 TWh, amounting to around 20% of our energy consumption. It will be produced by wind farms, including ones to be renewed and upgraded in southern Italy, and in particular those in Lacedonia Monteverde, in the province of Avellino, and Avigliano, in the province of Potenza.
Fixed and mobile networks, data centres, shops: the basic elements of our business have to be powered by energy and require increasing amounts given the continued growth of traffic and the demand for services. This is why increasing energy efficiency and making more use of renewable resources is one of our strategic objectives. The positive consequences are systemic. Just think that 3.2% (*) of total global CO2 emissions is produced by data centres alone and that Italy as a whole is in 4th place when it comes to energy consumption in Europe, and 3rd for energy consumption from renewable sources, after Germany and France (**).