Our Company, a subsidiary of Italcementi Group, dealing with power generation from renewable sources on the national and international markets, has reached an important environmental milestone for its Italian production network.
Our 14 hydropower plants have recently obtained EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) certification, testifying our strong commitment to the Environment, as per EU regulation.
The recognition has been issued by ISPRA, the leading italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research.
Established in 2001 to enhance Italcementi Group’s historical energy assets and develop production projects from renewable sources, Italgen focuses on the Sustainable Development as a key issue for its industrial and economic development.
This certification confirms the success of a long-lasting revamping process combined with a continuous maintenance program leading to high performance standards.
Beyond EMAS, our plants have gradually obtained over the years RECS (Renewable Energy Certificate System), ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications.
Our 14 hydropower power plants are located in Piedmont, Lombardy and Veneto. They are connected through own power lines for a total length of 400 kilometers. With a production capacity of 56 MW, we have registered a turnover of 47 million euro in 2010 with a total production of 341 GWh.
Beyond hydropower, we are currently completing the construction of our first photovoltaic project, turning an exhausted quarry of Italcementi Group's grinding centre into a 6 MW plant in Guiglia (Modena).
Our industrial development plan is part of a significant set of commitments shared with the Italian Ministry of the Environment to reduce environmental impacts.
In 2009, Minister Stefania Prestigiacomo and Italcementi Group signed an "Environmental Agreement" including, among its main items, the installation of a photovoltaic plant and the complete revamping of our hydroelectric power plants, allowing an annual reduction of about 110,000 tons of CO2.
In addition to the national perimeter, two wind farms, for a total capacity of 18 MW, have been recently completed and inaugurated at the presence of the main Bulgarian Authorities in Sofia. Moreover a 5 MW wind power plant is under construction in Morocco and a 120 MW wind farm project is planned in Egypt.