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Press release n. 11 of the 09/11/2020 12.20.12 ( download )
.SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC RECOVERY AMONG THE PRIORITIES OF THE GSE AGENDA
Regulatory simplification to ensure faster dissemination of technological innovation and seek constant synergy with all those involved to encourage investments, especially in the energy upgrading of public buildings. These are the themes at the center of today´s GSE webinar ´The thrust of renewables and energy efficiency for the relaunch of the national economy. The initiatives of the GSE ´, organized as part of Italian Exhibition Group´s Key Energy 2020 Digital Edition.
For the CEO of the GSE, Roberto Moneta: ´The Prime Minister, with reference to the Superbonus, offers us an example of effective, participatory and far-sighted governance, asking the Ministry of Economic Development, ENEA, the Revenue Agency and GSE to maximize and integrate the individual skills in the best possible way, so as to allow the best usability of the deduction tool. The disruptive transformations of the energy sector are imposing synergistic, integrated and shared approaches, but also an important change of pace and mentality starting right from within the corporate and entrepreneurial fabric. It is clear that our sector will have to transfer over time a large part of the power to those with new energy, to the young, ´Virgil´ technological innovation necessary for the reconfiguration of the future in a green key. In the same way, it will have to take increasingly into account diversity, starting with that of gender, for greater diversity in ideas, strategies and processes ´.
In a context of great transformations and volatility, the GSE aims to ensure effective use of the resources already available and of the funds that are being allocated to direct operators towards investment decisions in line with the country´s energy transition path. Furthermore, the continuous dialogue that the GSE carries out at the local level with Regions, Public Administration, businesses and citizens, means that many interventions of energy requalification and use of renewable sources of public buildings have successfully benefited from the financing of regional funds. in synergy with the mechanisms managed by the GSE.
The event was attended, among others, by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economic Development Alessandra Todde. ´The health crisis caused by COVID 19 has had a heavy and general impact on the ability to make the strategic investments necessary to support the energy transition. The PNIEC - he added - represents a crucial element towards the energy transition and to support the achievement of the 2030 and 2050 objectives; the thrust of renewables and energy efficiency is therefore essential for the revival of the economy ´.
WIND POWER, ANEV PUTS SIMPLIFICATION AT THE CENTER AND REWARDS JOURNALISTS
The simplification of legislation in the wind sector must not only concern the procedural and authorization procedures, but also rules aimed at encouraging technological innovation, through the renewal and upgrading of wind power plants. This is what emerged at today´s ANEV event, on the occasion of Key Energy Digital Edition 2020 which was attended by, among others, the Minister of Public Administration Fabiana Dadone.
´Without a substantial reform of the authorization process, the objectives set by the Pniec will not be achieved´, warned ANEV President Simone Togni. ´It is increasingly clear that the wind sector will be able to express its potential by means of interventions aimed at simplifying administrative procedures, not only for the installation of new plants, but also for the renewal and enhancement of existing ones. The new frontier of offshore wind power should not be overlooked, in particular the innovative one that uses floating platforms, of particular interest to our country ´.
The conference ended with the awarding of awards to the winners of the ´ANEV 2020 Journalistic Award´ created in collaboration with Key Energy. Prizes were awarded: Rudi Bressa, Lifegate.it; Maurizio Carucci, Avvenire.it; Heather O´brian, WindPower Monthly; Yvonne Paroncini, Radio Dimension Sound; Lorenzo Vallecchi, QualEnergia.it.
SHARING MOBILITY IN ITALY IS GROWING, AS THE IV REPORT OF THE OBSERVATORY SAYS
The Italian provincial capital cities that have at least one micromobility sharing service (rental bicycles, scooters or scooters) are 38 and most of them are located in Northern Italy. These are the data released this afternoon in the report of the National Observatory of sharing mobility as part of the special event of #lessCARS at Key Energy Digital Edition 2020.
Bike sharing services, in particular, are the most widespread services nationwide. Those with a number of bicycles above the minimum threshold of 80 bicycles are always found in the North. As for the number of scooter sharing services active in Italy, both went from 1 to 10 over the course of five years; the new realities of Genoa and Rome are worthy of note. The number of shared mopeds increased from 150 in 2015 to 5,070 in 2019, with an increase of + 126% compared to 2018. The almost exponential growth trend between 2017 and 2018 is therefore confirmed. Of the scooters shared in 2019, over 95% are electric.
Moving on to the free-floating carpooling fleets (whose cars can only be picked up if available at the time of use), they grow by 3.3% between 2018 and 2019, reaching 7,009 vehicles, of which 1,586 are electric. Free-floating rentals grew slightly compared to the previous year (+ 1.5%), reaching 12 million. As for station-based carpooling (the old service by reservation only), both fleets (+ 6.9%, corresponding to an increase of 81 vehicles) and the share of electric cars on the total grew consistently with previous years, which goes from 33% in 2018 to 39% in 2019. In the time span between 2015 and 2019, both the free-floating and station-based car-sharing fleets maintained moderate but constant growth. The Italian station-based company experiences a growth of 33.7% between 2018 and 2019, with an annual increase of 88,746 and a total, always annual, of 359,516 rentals. Together with them, the kilometers traveled in car sharing in Italy between 2018 and 2019 also grow: the distances of the free-floating increase by 9.9%, about three times more than the rentals. This is because the average rental has increased in terms of distances traveled: excellent news from the point of view of the increase in profitability of the service.
The opposite phenomenon for station-based car sharing: a third of more rentals between 2018 and 2019, but the kilometers traveled grew by 10.3%. More (numerical) but shorter rentals, a factor that probably highlights the beginning of the transformation of a sector that increasingly diversifies its offer with hybrid formulas and options designed for new customer segments, such as the possibility of making one-off trips. way and expand the release areas from a single station to an area of influence of the station itself. Finally, registrations: between 2018 and 2019 they grew by almost 30%, going from 1,865,765 in 2018 to 2,409,309.
ECOHITECH AWARD: PAVIA, ROMA, TORINO, VERCELLI AND CREMONA AMONG THE BEST SMART CITIES
Pavia, Rome, Turin, Vercelli, Cremona and Antrodoco (Rieti) are the ´virtuous´ municipalities awarded this afternoon at Key Energy Digital Edition 2020 with the Ecohitech Award, the recognition of the Tecno Consortium, now in its 21st edition, which celebrates the best Italian Smart Cities and the intelligent solutions adopted by Public Administrations in terms of environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.
In the Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability Category, the first prize was awarded to Edison´s City Platform solution built at the Municipality of Turin, ´for the complexity and level of innovation of the project as well as for the importance of this predictive analysis tool in support the decisions of the Public Administrations ´; the second prize went to the Sardinian municipality of Serrenti, which awarded it to the Casa dell´Energia project ´for the commitment and effort of a small municipality in bringing concrete cases (on a small scale) to what could be the effects of energy communities and micro-grids ´. Finally, a special mention in the energy efficiency category went to the energy saving project in the hospital environment carried out by Humanitas of Gradenigo, ´for the concreteness of the project that led to important results in energy efficiency and which should be highlighted as an example and as a stimulus for other public bodies and large structures ´.
In the Intelligent Lighting category, the first prize in the category was awarded to the Alosys switch solution and to the Municipality of Antrodoco (Rieti), in recognition of the ´innovative scope of the solution, capable of introducing significant improvements in the management and maintenance phases of streetlights with consequent savings. ´ Furthermore, special mention for the lighting redevelopment project of the Municipality of Vercelli by IREN, ´for the size and complexity of the project, for the results obtained in terms of sustainability and efficiency and, last but not least, for the importance given to the quality of light.
´In the sub-category dedicated to the digitization of Public Administrations, two important awards were awarded. The first prize went to the Municipality of Pavia, also thanks to the digital skip-code service offered by U-first ´for the concreteness of a vertical digitization project and for the social utility of the new service offered to citizens, especially at the moment of the Covid-19 emergency ´.
Special mention for the Municipality of Rome with the Piazze Smart project, which is part of a large and complex digitalization program of Roma Capitale. The mention is for ´the planning and complexity of the smart city and digital transformation path that Rome is carrying out in this direction´. In the category of services to citizens, the first prize went to Optimon for the Smart Bin project (or intelligent bin) created at the Municipality of Cremona with the following motivation: ´an award assigned to the intelligent solution for its innovative character compared to those already existing and for the environmental and optimization effects that derive from them ´.
Winner of the international projects category is Skypersonic for the real-time transoceanic control of drones for civil applications at the Municipality of Turin, and in collaboration with Torino City Lab.
ANIE UPDATES OPERATORS ON RENEWABLES AND STORAGE
´We cannot ignore renewable sources, which however are still struggling to take off definitively to achieve the objectives of the PNIEC. The slowdowns are mainly due to a bureaucracy, which very often sees public subjects in conflict with each other not in harmony. Conflict that unfortunately the Simplification Decree has not resolved ´. This was stated by Alberto Pinori, President of ANIE Rinnovabili, speaking this morning at the meeting on the future of renewables and storage organized by ANIE at Key Energy Digital Edition 2020. An appointment for sector operators, which focused on the evolution regulation of electricity market services and the integration of systems and technologies for the smart evolution of the electricity system with a specific focus on the contribution that these two technologies can make to frequency regulation in light of consultation 322/2019 on TIDE, of resolution 282/2020 and the ´state of use and integration of production plants powered by renewable sources and distributed generation´ of ARERA.