The EDF Group has been present in Italy since the 1970s, working to offset the country’s power demand. Today, through Edison, the second largest integrated electricity company in Italy, EDF Fenice, an energy and environmental services company, and EDF EN Italia Spa, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles dealing with wind turbines and photovoltaic panels, EDF is committed to investing in sustainable industrial growth in Italy.
Interconnections have played a very important role in meeting Italy's electricity needs since the late 1980s, after the nuclear moratorium. The Italian HV transmission network is strongly interconnected with those of the neighbouring countries, in particular France and Switzerland.
Currently, total available winter daytime interconnection capacity is 8,040 MW. This capacity results from eight 380-kV lines, nine 220-kV lines and one DC line between Apulia and Greece. Imports are no longer needed for structural reasons but depend on market conditions.
EDISON ITALY, A LEADING PLAYER
Edison is the second largest integrated energy company in the Italian market, producing and selling electricity and hydrocarbons. EDF directly owns 99.5% of Edison, which is poised to be the gas hub for the entire group thanks to its skill and the accomplishments in the hydrocarbon sector and in E&P (exploration & production) in Italy and beyond.
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EDF Fenice, 100% subsidiary of Edison SpA in EDF Group, provides its clients with tailor-made energy efficiency solutions and environmental services to reduce their energy consumption and environmental impact.
The comprehensive range of services provided goes from audit to management of energy assets built through own-financing and turnkey realisations securing safe and optimized operation.
With a 20 years’ experience, EDF Fenice is a major actor of the energy transition and commits itself through energy efficiency and environmental performance guarantee.
EDF Fenice manages 80 industrial sites in Italy, Poland and Russia and Spain.
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Citelum is one of the main public lighting actors in Europe and the world with 3,000 employees mainly in Europe (France, Italy, Spain, Denmark…) North and South America (U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Chile…).
Citelum guides cities and industries towards a world of more intelligent light, more savings and more reliability. The company has public lighting expertise in road signs, outdoor lighting and urban electrical services – video surveillance, electric vehicles and Wi-Fi networks in particular.
In a call for tender in 2015, the city of Rome selected Citelum for its expertise to undertake a project to renovate and maintain traffic lights as well as manage changeable message signs and access control systems.
EDF EN ITALIA
95% owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles, EDF EN Italia has activities in the renewable energies sector, namely wind power and photovoltaic.
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