Our renewable energy business is built on the know-how and capabilities acquired over several decades in our wheat processing plants, where efficient energy production and use are both a core competence and pre-condition for a sound and viable business.
When in the early ‘90s the Italian Government started promoting stand-alone renewable energy production, we drew from our industrial experience to step into renewable energy production, first with a biomass cogeneration plant in Italy and then with hydro, solar photovoltaic and biogas plants. At present we own and operate 15 renewable energy plants in 3 Countries: Italy (6), Albania (4) and Romania (5). Our total installed capacity is 57 MW with a corresponding average yearly production in excess of 200.000 MWh.
Renewable energy production is a key element of our sustainable and environmental-responsible industrial approach. We help to reduce greenhouse gas effects by avoiding emissions of 130.000 tons of CO2 every year. Thanks to renewable energy production, Etea Group achieves an overall positive carbon footprint, as the CO2 emission savings derived from our renewable energy production are higher than CO2 emissions generated by the use of conventional fuels in our processing plants.
A well-balanced mix of renewable energy sources brings our average load factor to approximately 45%, placing us among the top performer producers in the sector
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