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Our organization

Our model
for a sustainable future

Our business model has been developed to create value that is sustainable and shared, for us and our community. We work alongside the general public, our customers, businesses, the authorities, tackling the challenges of our time like the energy transition and the circular economy in order to improve the quality of life today and to write a new sustainable future.

DIGITAL PLAN & PEOPLE STRATEGY THE MAINSTAYS OF OUR STRATEGY DECADE OF ACTION OUR SERVICES, FOR SIX CAPITALS

VALUES AND PROJECTS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

For us, ESG issues and the UN 2030 Agenda are fundamental objectives, in which our commitment is solid: from the production of electricity to the purification of water, from the treatment of waste to the protection of renewable resources. Not just words but concrete projects. For this reason, we have earmarked 16 billion euros of investment in a 10-year plan in which 90% of projects are in line with UN SDGs.

We are enabling the energy transition by watching over the entire value chain, from the production of electricity to its use by each individual consumer.

Our model promotes the circular economy, treating, each year, over five million tonnes of waste, 99.7% of which undergoes energy and material recovery processes. The waste is transformed into heating for families and electricity, in an efficient, operational system with which we reduce TOE and CO2 levels.

SOLID BASIS TO INVEST IN THE FUTURE

The financial performance and positive results of 2020 lay a solid foundation on which to build our external growth and broaden our role in the sphere of the energy transition and of the circular economy.

Our Business Units

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.

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.

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%)
(3) 87.2% A2A SPA and 12.8% LGH SPA

(4) Shareholdings held through AEB S.p.A. (held 33,5% to A2A S.p.A.)
(5) 64,27% A2A Ambiente S.p.A. and 35,73% Linea Ambiente

Updated at 1 March 2021