Our Hydroelectric plants
Since 2002 the Group has invested in the production of energy from renewable sources, in order to mitigate the indirect environmental impact of its activities.
The Group's most significant environmental impact is the electricity consumption in its primary production plants. In fact, both the compression of gases and their liquefaction are highly energy-intense operations: it is estimated that these activities constitute about 90% of the energy consumption of the whole Group.
Today 16 are the hydroelectric power plants, amounting to a total installed capacity of around 31 MW, located in Slovenia, Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina and Macedonia. The electricity produced and sold on the grid totalled 88 GWh in 2020, corresponding to 16% of the Group's energy consumption. The avoided emissions of CO₂ equivalent into the atmosphere in 2020 can be estimated to be 30,440 tons thanks to the generation of electricity produced in the Group's hydroelectric power plants (29,577 tCO₂ equivalent in 2019).