- The project, involving the Leonardo Aircraft Division plant in Cameri (Novara), which will support Italy’s national electricity grid, by making available up to 2 MW of production capacity, is now underway
- The project may be further developed with new Energy Management initiatives for the optimal use of the electricity used by Leonardo in favor of the security of the national system
Rome, May 17th 2021 – A sustainability agreement that has safety benefits to Italy’s national electricity supplies has been signed by Enel X and Leonardo. Under the agreement, energy assets’ use of the Leonardo Aircraft Division plant in Cameri (Novara) will be optimized, by feeding, upon request, into the country’s national electricity grid the energy which is not absorbed by production activities, the power equivalent of up to 2 MW, which is equal to approximately 650 households.
Thanks to Enel X’s Demand Response (DR) solutions for monitoring and verifying the quantity of energy fed into the grid by the trigeneration plant, the Leonardo site in Cameri, compatible with its industrial needs, will be able to transfer unused flows to the national electricity grid. This forms part of the national dispatching project promoted by the grid operator Terna, which is dedicated to UVAM (Mixed Enabled Virtual Units). The DR programs encourage the adaptation of energy consumption by end users and contribute to the stabilization of the network as required by the system.
The site at Cameri is the first example of a broader collaboration between Leonardo and Enel X in improving the efficiency of energy use on a national scale. The project may be further developed with new Energy Management initiatives that are aimed at the optimal use of energy used by Leonardo in favor of the safety of Italy’s national electricity system.
“We are particularly pleased to be able to support Leonardo, one of the largest companies in the country, on its path towards sustainability. Enel X’s innovative Demand Response services will allow the group to maximize the benefits of operating the Cameri trigeneration plant, while providing essential support to the safety of the electricity grid,” said Francesco Venturini, CEO of Enel X.
“The contribution of a technologically advanced asset such as the production plant in Cameri to the national electricity grid represents one of many concrete examples by which Leonardo actively supports the country system,” said Lucio Valerio Cioffi, General Manager of Leonardo. “Joining the Demand Response project further enriches our Energy Management initiatives which represent one of the levers of Leonardo’s sustainability path, in line with the Company’s energy efficiency objectives.”
The agreement has benefited from the exemption of application of the rules on transactions between related parties, as it is a transaction of a small amount pursuant to this discipline.
Enel X is Enel Group’s global business line offering services that accelerate innovation and drive the energy transition. A global leader in the advanced energy solution sector, Enel X manages services such as demand response for around 6 GW of total capacity at global level and around 100 MW of storage capacity installed worldwide, as well as 195,000 electric vehicle charging points made available around the globe1. Through its advanced solutions, including energy management, financial services and electric mobility, Enel X provides each partner with an intuitive, personalized ecosystem of tech platforms and consulting services, focusing on sustainability and circular economy principles in order to provide people, communities, institutions and companies with an alternative model that respects the environment and integrates technological innovation into daily life. Each solution has the power to turn decarbonization, electrification and digitalization goals into sustainable actions for everyone, in order to build a more sustainable and efficient world together.
1Public and private charging points. It includes interoperability points.
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Leonardo, the only Italian multinational that oversees strategic technologies for the country’s security, has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland and the USA, where it also operates through subsidiaries that include Leonardo DRS (defense electronics), and joint ventures and partnerships: ATR, MBDA, Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space and Avio. Leonardo competes in the most important international markets by leveraging its areas of technological and product leadership (Helicopters, Aircraft, Aerostructures, Electronics, Cyber Security and Space). Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (LDO), in 2019 Leonardo recorded consolidated revenues of €13.8 billion and invested €1.5 billion in Research and Development. The Company has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) since 2010 and has been named as sustainability global leader in the Aerospace & Defense sector for the second year in a row of DJSI in 2020.