- Protocol signed for the development of renewable energy for Sardinia and electrification solutions at the Portovesme production site
Rome, February 16th, 2022 - Joint initiatives in areas of strategic interest, focusing on the creation of a more sustainable model for Sardinia through the development of renewable energy: this is the content of the memorandum of understanding signed by Enel Italia Director Nicola Lanzetta and SiderAlloys Italia CEO Giuseppe Mannina. The partnership identifies different areas of collaboration with SiderAlloys of Portovesme, which share the objective of contributing to the energy transition through a production model that is increasingly sustainable for the whole territory.
“The collaboration with SiderAlloys Italia enables us to strengthen our commitment to increase the use of energy from renewable sources in production activities,” said Nicola Lanzetta, Director Enel Italia “Achieving a more sustainable industrial model means obtaining environmental and economic benefits at the same time, in line with Enel’s global strategy and its goal of making Sardinia a ‘green island’ by 2030.”
“The agreement with Enel aims to promote the broadest possible joint initiatives to develop sustainable solutions within the broader path of decarbonization and electrification of Sardinia in line with the new European industrial policies that are attuned to the SiderAlloys group which in Enel has found the right reliable partner,” said Giuseppe Mannina, CEO of SiderAlloys Italia.
The agreement provides in particular for the development of electricity generation from renewable sources (wind power, photovoltaic systems on ground utility scales, on roofs and covers in general, and storage systems), which will contribute to the energy needs of the Sardinian territory and industrial sites; the possibility of developing further renewable distributed generation initiatives; electrification of the company fleet with charging stations to be installed on company premises; the identification of flexible resources within the production sites; solutions aimed at optimizing energy costs such as reducing power peaks and reducing charges by varying loads.
Enel is a multinational energy company and a major integrated player in the global energy and renewable energy markets, as well as a major gas player in the retail market. It is the largest European utility by ordinary EBITDA, and is present in over 30 countries worldwide, producing energy with around 89 GW of installed capacity. Enel distributes electricity through a network of over 2.2 million kilometers, and with around 75 million end users is the leading network operator globally1. The Group supplies energy to around 70 million homes and businesses and has the largest global customer base. Enel's renewables company, Enel Green Power, is the largest private renewable operator in the world, with around 50 GW of wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower plants installed in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.
1 Publicly owned operators not included
SiderAlloys, in addition to the industrial activity planned for the Portovesme site, the only player in Italy producing primary aluminum, active in international commodities trading, with a particular focus on ferroalloys, especially Ferro Vanadium but also Ferro Molybdenum, Ferro Niobium and others, on non-ferrous metals, primarily aluminum, and on raw materials. As a result, the group has long-standing relationships with the main international suppliers and consumers of such goods, i.e. mainly steel mills and aluminum users. SiderAlloys is also active in the development and management of mining activities in Chromite and Manganese production in South Africa and in the study, development and management of industrial and commercial initiatives in the world of renewable energy.