Edison is the oldest energy company in Europe, with over 140 years of achievements, and is one of the sector’s leading operators in Italy. The company is at the forefront of the energy transition challenge, through the development of renewable and low carbon generation, energy efficiency services and sustainable mobility, in line with the European Green Deal targets. Edison sells electric power and natural gas to 1.8 million end customers, and it is the third the third Italian operator for installed electrical capacity with approximately 7.2 GW of power distributed throughout the national territory.
In the gas sector, Edison is committed to diversifying its sources and supply routes to ensure the reliability and competitiveness of the national energy system, as well as to support the process of energy transition. In 2022, it imported 14,5 billion cubic meters of gas, meeting 21% of Italian demand.
Edison, through Edison Next Company, is also a key player in the energy and environmental services sector and offers innovative and tailored solutions to large companies, SMEs and the public administration. Edison Next manage 2,100 public and private facilities, 65 industrial sites powered by electricity generation plants (including renewables and cogeneration plants) and more than 280 cities.
Today Edison operates in Italy, Europe, employing over 5,500 people.
Competence relevant to FLEX4H2
Edison’s power generation portfolio is made of over 200 power plants including hydroelectric, wind, photovoltaic plants, and highly efficient combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plants. CCGTs are the generation systems which will benefit from the results of FLEX4H2: future use of fully hydrogen fed combustors would in fact allow CCGTs to produce zero-carbon electricity.
Edison competence both in installation and operation of CCGTs, as well as the knowledge of electricity markets mechanisms, are useful to provide end-user point of view and address the development of the project accordingly.