We may see it and feel it everywhere. Energy surrounds us: it’s in the air, in lighting, in objects and in persons. We all have our own energy.
The inspiration which has motivated us in recent years is the Open Power concept: a sprit seeking to open the access to energy for more persons, new technologies, new uses and new alliances. We are Open Power towards facing some of the greatest challenges in the world.
Now we continue moving forward with one simple question: “What’s your power?”
We are all able to express our dreams and projects, whether they are big or small. Through this question we want our customers to express themselves in order to renew our relationship with them, listening and understanding their way of being, of thinking and of creating the reality we live in.
Moving towards digitalization
Electric power distribution is only the first step, since we are going much further: smart meters, which allow an improved management of electric power consumption, transversal projects of public lighting and artistic lighting, agricultural processes powered by renewable energies, momentum and development of electric mobility, smart networks and efficient energy management services. Every need, every process, every customer has its own energy.
In the future, smart cities shall be efficient, they shall use renewable energies and will be based upon the Internet of Things and on sustainable mobility. This is where digitization assumes an indispensable role, becoming one of the axes of our innovation. We are developing what we could call the Internet of Energy.
Efficient, sustainable and convenient. We are sure that electric transport has these three characteristics and that is why we promote initiatives seeking the development of this industry: we are working in collaboration with automotive companies, we install and expand recharging infrastructure, both public as well as private, as for example, the WallBox, the new “home station” for home recharging. Similarly, we are part of the main events and competitions of electric vehicles around the world, Formula E and Moto E, where we participate as partners and suppliers of innovating technologies.
We take advantage of renewable sources
One of our min priorities is environmental sustainability and the generation of energy from renewable sources is an essential part of our activity. Bearing in mind local reality, we value the potential renewable sources which are available in each country where we are present, to design and to build plants taking advantage of the wind, solar, hydroelectric or geothermal resources, also making a mix between technologies, as is the case of the Hybrid Plant in Ollagüe, in the north of Chile.
We carry out all of this while still looking at the future. Before 2050 we want to be a Group that is 100% carbon free, since the first step in order for people to be our focus is by protecting the environment they live in.
Alongside environmental sustainability is our interest in social advancement, seeking to value the energy proper to each person, working along with communities in order to improve their living conditions and making access to energy viable in those places disconnected from the distribution systems. An example of this are the Liter of Light projects in South Africa and Barefoot College in Latin America.
Favoring social sustainability, we adopt a participative perspective, where all of the members of the local communities are no longer mere spectators, assuming an active role from the beginning of the decision making process. This position seeks to find in dialogue an opportunity to give value to the potential of all those involved, and to give a space for each one’s energy.
In the search for sustainable development, we collaborate with the Global Compact program by the United Nations, with SE4ALL and with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (“WBCSD”) to jointly achieve the common objectives of sustainability, both environmental as well as socially. We have also made commitments to contribute concretely to the achievement of four of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN: the access to energy, the increase in school education, the contribution to socio-economic development of the communities we are included in and the struggle against climate change.
We support circular economies in all their forms, through ambitious projects such as Futur-e, which will transform 23 thermal power plants in Italy to give them new life.
Sustainability cannot be developed without continuous innovation, and for us, innovation finds its meaning when it is aimed at sustainability. And just as sustainability is not only environmental, innovation is not only technological: it is every creative idea, every improvement to our everyday lives, the contribution of every person’s particular energy. Dialogue is our way of communicating, a conversation which begins with the question “What’s your power?”