Energy efficiency and climate change

Terna's business iselectricity transmission and it has no production activities, which in the electricity industry – and for all businesses in general – are those most responsible for greenhouse gas emissions. For this reason, Terna is not subject to emission reduction obligations under the Kyoto targets, nor to emission trading schemes of any kind. In any case, Terna has chosen to voluntarily commit itself to limiting its emissions.

In particular, in 2011 the “Energy Consumed for Own Use Management System” project was launched. As part of this project, in 2012, an ”Initial Energy Analysis” was carried out, with the aim of aligning the system to the UNI CEI EN ISO 50001 standard, which establishes the requisites for creating, launching, maintaining and improving an energy management system with a focus on energy efficiency.

As well as monitoring and programmes to contain direct and indirect emissions, which are illustrated in the next few pages, a number of Terna's activities lead to significant reductions in CO2 emissions by the overall electricity system. The following are notable:

  • the investments provided for in the Development Plan;
  • the reduction of resources procured on the Dispatching Services Market, which also entails lower demand for production with the same level of service.