60 years of future and energy

Building an ever-better tomorrow

 

Enel is turning 60. Ours is a story of energy, people, innovation, sustainability, responsibility and courage. We were born in Italy but we gaze far beyond, with an open mind, to transcend all borders and electrify consumption in territories, cities, and communities.

On December 6, 1962, we were baptized Ente nazionale dell’Energia Elettrica, in a word: Enel, an acronym that today is synonymous with energy. Our mission was to “connect the dots” of an electricity industry parcelled out across the territory, with over a thousand operators, and carry out a vast project: the electrification of the country to support its social and economic development.

IN THE PHOTO: CONTROL CENTER WITH A TECHNICIAN WORKING ON THE CONTROL AND COMMAND PANELS, 1970s

1960s: Access to electricity

At the height of the economic boom, Italians were looking for new comforts in household appliances. With a major electrification project, Enel transported electricity everywhere, from the Alpine valleys to the islands. Today we continue to bring energy to locations around the world that still do not have access to electricity.

IN THE PHOTO: ENEL TECHNICIANS WORKING IN LIVIGNO, SONDRIO, 1979

1970s: Diversification

The 1973 oil crisis led to austerity and the National Energy Plan. Savings and efficiency became key issues, as did the need to further diversify sources. Today we are leaders in the energy transition, on the path to decarbonisation and supply independence.

IN THE PHOTO: COOLING TOWER OF THE GALILEO FERRARIS THERMOELECTRIC POWER STATION IN LERI, 1998

1980s: Sustainability

In 1987, the Brundtland Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development introduced the concept of “sustainable development”. Enel established itself as a pioneer of sustainability. Today our Open Power approach is a new model of human- and environmentally-friendly development.

IN THE PHOTO: THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, 1999

1990s: Internationalization

The World Wide Web and globalization. The progressive liberalization of the energy market led our Group to a reorganization, starting with a new corporate structure, up to our listing on the stock exchange and expansion abroad. Today our Group is a multinational company present in over 30 countries across 5 continents.

IN THE PHOTO: ELECTRONIC SMART METER, 2001

2000s: Digitalization

The digital revolution: everything is faster and more connected. Our Group began the digitalization of its assets starting with the plan to install next-generation meters. Today we are upgrading infrastructures, making them increasingly innovative and resilient.

IN THE PHOTO: 3SUN GIGAFACTORY, CATANIA

2010s: Renewables

Climate change and the need for more responsible choices drove the global community towards renewable energy. Our Group quickly established itself as a global leader with the birth of Enel Green Power. Today we count more than 1,200 renewable energy plants installed worldwide and several firsts along with cutting-edge technologies.

 

2020s: Electrification

The decade of electrification: a revolution in the world of energy that has opened up new opportunities. We are leading this important transformation, made possible thanks to the increasing use of electricity produced from renewable sources. Our business plan calls for the complete abandonment of fossil fuels by 2040, ten years ahead of the UN’s Net Zero goal.

#Enel60 for the Country

A 60-second journey through a day of energy, from sunrise to sunset. For 60 years, we’ve worked alongside the Country to build a better tomorrow.

The energy of our people

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Photo gallery

The faces of our people tell the story of our daily commitment: they are our strength, thanks to their ability to continuously innovate for a better tomorrow.

 

 

Energy diary

60 years ago, we set out on a journey with big goals: to contribute to the growth of Italy and to make it an ever better place. Step by step we’ve built our story, made of people, passion and commitment to a path of innovation, technology, and renewables.

Our journey together continues with an eye to the future… without ever forgetting our past.

 

 

Podcast #Enel60

Content available in Italian

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Playlist #Enel60

The songs that have changed music over the last 60 years, to celebrate our 60 years.

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