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Efficient water use

Reducing water leaks along the distribution network and adopting policies and best practices that facilitate the careful and sustainable consumption of water resources.

Performance 2020

8

millions m3 the Group's water consumption (-8% compared to 2019)

 

22,600

m3/year of water recovered thanks to the works carried out at the Piacenza plant

 

 

170

sensors ("noise loggers") installed in the historic city centre of Brescia for the Aquarius Project

 

+ 2%

total volume of water released for Minimum Vital Flow compared to 2019

Water Used Per Unit Of Energy Produced

Actions

  • Achieved a reduction of the water consumption by the the companies in the A2A Group thanks to the recovery of process water and rainwater, the latter for the irrigation of green areas, the filling of fire fighting tanks and the recycling of washing water.
  • Made interventions to recover and save water at the Piacenza power plant: capture of water used by the cooling systems of the offices, initially channelled to the drain, now instead recovered in the industrial water cycle; installation of solenoid valves to prevent the flow of water during the inactivity phases of the plant.
  • Established a greater level of control over water withdrawals in water-stressed areas, impacted by: scarcity of fresh water available; possible complexity in water extraction and distribution to users; water quality characteristics.
  • Start of the Aquarius Project for early detection of water leaks using a widespread network of non invasive sensors (capable of detecting the "noise" of a leak escaping from a pipe) and a dedicated processing platform

SUSTAINABILITY PLAN AND POLICY

Digital
Circular Economy
Governance
People Innovation
Energy Transition

Water

Implement actions to reduce water consumption in capture and distribution processes, reduce water dispersion and improve the quality of water returned to the environment.

KPI Year 2020 Year 2022 Year 2026 Year 2030 ID Termine
Linear water leaks (m3/km/days) – average 24.4 22.8 20.7 19.2 875 934
Reduction in water consumption from aqueducts in electrical distribution - Unareti perimeter - % reduction compared to 2020 consumption (455,000 m3) - -29% -37% -59% 875 934

Sustainable Development Goal

CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION 

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Our concept of sustainability

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the different dimensions of our model.