The common need for sustainable development and the energy transition have opened up new scenarios. These have led us to launch Futur-e, our ambitious circular economy project for the redevelopment of 23 thermal power plants and a former mining area, sites that no longer have a role to play in the national energy system.
Our model, which is based on the principles of the circular economy, focuses on environmental, social and economic sustainability in order to identify, together with local communities, potential circular and long-term solutions that can transform these areas into development opportunities.
The project’s key elements are:
- giving the assets a new role, rather than dismantling them;
- tenders and contests for ideas based on circularity: circular economy principles are key criteria for proposal evaluation;
- stakeholder engagement: paying attention to the needs of local governments, business partners and citizens, in order to decide what action to take;
- sustainable redevelopment: sites are built according to the "sustainable construction site" guidelines developed by Enel.
Sharing and reusing materials, sustainable practices and increased participation: Futur-e is not just an innovative project for the transformation of dismantled power plants, but also the practical demonstration of the benefits of the circular economy. It has been internationally recognised as a best practice by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), among others.
Visit the Futur-e section in order to find out more about the project and about the state of the plants involved in it.