Energy segment - Overview
The chapter Energy Segment includes Acea Produzione, the PV companies, Areti, the Acea Ambiente and Ecogena energy production plants (Ecogena is only included for data on energy produced and Energy Efficiency Certificates). Waste-to-energy activities are also described in the chapter Environment Segment.
The Group, which operates in the generation of electricity and thermal energy, in the distribution of electricity in Rome and Formello, including management of public lighting, and in the sale of electricity, heating and gas, manages the entire chain of production and supply through the operations of separate independent Com- panies, as required by electricity-market regulations.
To improve the management of distribution infrastructure, Acea implements hi-tech innovative solutions — remote control, IoT and smart grids — enabling increased resilience. The increased flexibility of the grid also responds to the trend of increasing numbers of pro- sumers connected (see also chapters Customers and the community and Institutions and business).