Acea was founded in 1909 as Azienda Elettrica Municipale (AEM) to manage and develop Rome’s essential public service infrastructure, in the electricity sector then water, required for the growth, social progress and environmental balance of the city. Since it was founded, the Company has seized the opportunities provided by the market, the regulatory and social context, by expanding and developing its activities and managerial skills, as well as its legal set-up with the listing on the Stock Exchange in 1999, and by opening itself up to qualified strategic partners.
Acea is now a nationwide industrial group, active in integrated water management, electricity and gas production, distribution and sales, environmental services and activities to enable smart communities. The current development guidelines set out in the strategic plans are characterised by the consolidation of its leadership position in the water industry and the expansion of the territorial area of interest, which is mainly focused on Central Italy, and of its businesses, which range from generation from renewable sources to the circular economy and from energy efficiency services and sustainable mobility to gas distribution.
In this context, digitalisation, technological innovation and sustainability are the levers that enable us to increase the efficiency and high quality of our services, improving the development of modern network infrastructures so that they are resilient, integrated and able generate value that is shared among all of Acea’s stakeholders.