Over 130 years of history: Edison is the oldest energy company in Europe and one of the leading energy companies operating in Italy. It boasts a long history of meeting the challenges and taking advantage of the opportunities that arise over time.
Today, Edison has made sustainability and customer centrality the focus of its activities and is increasingly pursuing renewable sources, a more sophisticated commercial offer and innovative energy services, all of which enrich the sustainability side of its business.
Operating in over 15 countries worldwide and employing nearly 5,000 people, Edison focuses on the following business areas:
- The production and sale of electricity with highly efficient power stations, with a diversified mix of production plants that include combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT), hydroelectric, wind, solar and biomass plants.
- The procurement, exploration, production and sale of natural gas and crude oil (idrocarburi) in Italy, Europe and Mediterranean area with over 100 natural gas and crude oil exploration and production concessions and permits.
In April 2016, Edison expanded its energy services for the industrial sector and environmental services on a large scale with the acquisition of EDF Fenice. This transaction led to the creation of the Energy Services Market Division, whose aim is to contribute to the company’s growth on the market by developing, selling and managing energy and environmental services. It integrates the activities of both Fenice and Edison Energy Solutions.
Edison has been part of the EDF Group since 2012. Saving shares are the only ones exchanged on the Borsa Italiana market.
Edison: a new image to reflect change
In 2016, Edison launched a new image initiative to reflect its new position and new strategy: sustainability and customer centrality underpin its new market role, with a focus on renewable sources, competitive offers and innovative energy services.
Rather than merely changing its image, Edison has visually transposed its new mission in keeping with the profound transformation of the energy sector, strengthening the new values that characterise its work: respect, integrity and responsibility.
Edison has consolidated its position as a leading operator in the country with a significant presence throughout the country, while strengthening its commitment to customers with smart, competitive and sustainable energy solutions for electricity, natural gas and services.
In this way, with the renown and reputation that it has earned in 130 years of history and innovation, Edison has combined its image with EDF’s, beginning with its logo, and this also reflects the French Group’s commitment to Italy and Edison’s increasingly key role in the Group’s international development strategy.
During the extraordinary shareholders’ meeting on 22 March 2016, Edison Spa’s shareholders approved the plan for Edison’s controlling owner, Transalpina di Energia Spa, to contribute its 100% interest in Fenice Qualità per l’Ambiente Spa to Edison Spa.
Fenice is an energy service company (ESCo) specialising in energy efficiency solutions and environmental services mainly for large industrial companies. Specifically, Fenice boasts a consolidated position and expertise to offer a complete range of customised, integrated solutions to help its customers achieve energy savings and sustainability with an integrated offer that covers the entire value chain, including energy diagnostics, environmental audits, designing, building and managing complex “turnkey” energy plants and low environmental impact energy solutions. Fenice currently operates in Italy and, through subsidiaries, in Poland and Spain.
This acquisition is part of Edison’s strategy of becoming a key player on the Italian energy and environmental services market in line with its strategic objectives, strengthening and diversifying its offer. By drawing on the value of Edison’s brand and its customer portfolio and by capitalizing on Fenice’s position and expertise in its market segment, the Group will be able to develop and strengthen its position on the energy and environmental services market, while also expanding its offer of services to small and medium-sized companies, the service sector and the public administration.
Presence in Italy and around the world