Expo 2015 S.p.A. is the company responsible for the organization and management of the next Universal Exposition that will take place in Milan, from May 1 to October 31, 2015. Founded in 2008, its shareholders comprise: the Government of the Italian Republic (Ministry of Economy and Finance), the Region of Lombardy, the Municipality of Milan, the Province of Milan, the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Handicrafts and Agriculture of Milan.
The company, based in Milan, is in charge of the preparation and construction of the Exposition Site.
Expo Milano 2015 is focused on the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. All countries are therefore invited to take part in addressing the challenges of poor or insufficient nutrition from an economic, scientific, cultural and social point of view.
The Pavilions will cover over a one million square-meters. The area connected to two highways, is a few kilometers from Linate and Malpensa airports, and is served by a high-speed rail and the Milan Metro. The Exposition and the thousands of cultural and entertainment events planned for the six-month event are expected to welcome to Milan over 20 million visitors, more than 130 participating Countries, International Organizations, civil society organizations and companies.
A2A is the largest multi-utility in Italy. Based in Milan, the A2A group operates in the energy sector locally in four areas of activity: energy (production of electrical power and sale of electrical power and gas), environment (collection and processing of urban and industrial waste), heat (cogeneration and district heating for urban use) and networks (distribution of electrical power and gas, and integrated water cycle). The Group is also present abroad through operations in the European electricity and gas markets, hydroelectric power production and distribution of electrical power in the Balkans, and construction of waste processing plants in various European countries. In 2013, the Group recorded a turnover of 5.6 billion euros. A2A is listed on the Italian Stock Exchange. A2A contributes to initiatives to provide access to energy to populations who lack it. It supports projects implemented through the voluntary work of the “Civil Protection Group A2A”, in cooperation with non-governmental organizations. The Group realized several initiatives and in particular, in the recent past, the implementation of small photovoltaic power plants and electric grids to bring electricity to isolated villages (e.g in Sri Lanka, Haiti): to give people a chance to get out from the extreme poverty cycle and have a better future.
Today Edison is active in the production and sale of both electric power and hydrocarbons, with a relevant growth abroad especially in E&P activities, thanks to 58 concessions and permits in Italy and 53 abroad (Europe and Mediterranean basin). Today the Company can count on hydrocarbon reserves of 50.4 billion cubic meters, including reserves in the Egyptian concession of Abu Qir. Counting on this gas availability, Edison covers 22.5% of the whole Italian demand. In the electric sector Edison can count on a fleet of 47 hydroelectric plants, 22 thermoelectric power plants, 32 wind farms, 9 solar farms and 1 biomass plant with a total capacity of 7.700 MW. In 2013 Edison produced 18.7 TWh, covering a market share of 6.7%. Edison has built the Adriatic LNG Terminal in Rovigo, the first one in the world ever built off-shore that allows the import of 8 billion cubic meters of gas per year, equivalent to10% of the Italian demand. In 2008 Edison made its debut in the Italian residential market with an electric power offer designed for Italian households, that just one year later was expanded with a similar proposal for gas. The successful offer for the residential market was such that, in a few years, Edison reached the milestone of 1.5 million customers.
Enel is Italy's largest power company and Europe’s second listed utility by installed capacity. It is a leading integrated player in the power and gas markets of Europe and Latin America, overseeing power generation from over 98 GW of net installed capacity and distributing electricity and gas through a network spanning around 1.9 million km to serve around 61 million customers.
Enel is strongly committed to promote access to electricity through its own program, Enabling Electricity.
The program has over 2.3 million beneficiaries who have access to sustainable electricity thanks to Enel.
Enabling Electricity is realizing over 30 projects in 20 countries based on innovative business models aimed both at people who live in isolated rural areas and those who live on the outskirts of major cities. The program concerns various aspects of access to electricity: technology and infrastructures, removal of economic barriers, capacity building.
As an integrated energy company Eni sees access to energy as a central issue. Eni is aware of the responsibilities and opportunities associated with its role as an international company with a presence in 85 countries. Contributing to the growth of local energy systems is an integral part of eni’s development strategy and is a significant aspect of its company operations and business model. Eni works alongside the governments of the producing countries to identify and plan effective and efficient solutions for the development of local energy systems, supporting national companies in the extraction, production and infrastructure construction activities required to benefit from their resources. Eni was the first international energy company to invest in the production of electricity in Africa using associated gas that was previously flared. This offered a development opportunity for communities while reducing the negative effects on the local environment. Moreover eni works in partnership with academia, civil society, international institutions and other businesses within the United Nations framework in order to advance the sustainable energy agenda.http://www.eni.com/en_IT/sustainability/rio20/sustainable-energy/access-energy/access-to-energy.shtml
E.ON is a major investor-owned energy supplier with an ambitious objective: to make energy cleaner and better wherever it operates. In 2013, the Group invested around €130 million in research and development of innovative technical solutions. In line with its Cleaner & Better Energy strategy the company has carried forward several projects for providing access to energy to poor populations in developing countries and for promoting their socio-economic development. In Sweden, an interactive energy tour designed primarily for children aged 3 to 9 has been realized with the aim of educating them on energy saving and being energy-wise. In partnership with no-profit organization Givewatt, E.ON donated solar lamps to schools in Kenya in the name of each school in Sweden visited by our exhibit. In Spain, E.ON supported the "Verapaz " project developed by Energía Sin Fronteras NGO which gave renewable and sustainable energy access to community buildings in 12 indigenous settlement in the jungle of Guatemala, in the area of Alta Verapaz without electricity access. Through this project, E.ON installed photovoltaic systems at 75 community centers (health centers, schools, churches) and also promoted the rational use of energy within the community contributing to its development.
Gas Natural Fenosa is the first and largest integrated gas and electricity company in Spain and Latin America. It operates in more than 25 countries, offering services to around 20 million customers. It is one of the leading liquefied natural gas operators worldwide and a key operator in the Atlantic and Mediterranean basins where it has developed significant expertise in the design, construction and management of regasification infrastructures. Gas Natural Fenosa has been present in Italy since 2002 and it currently has achieved a significant position in all energy sector in which it operates (services, natural gas distribution and sale of natural gas and electricity) through separate companies: Gas Natural Italia S.p.A., a services company in support of productive activities of the group companies operating in Italy; Gas Natural Vendita Italia S.p.A., a company that markets natural gas and electricity in different market segments; Gas Natural Distribuzione Italia S.p.A a company which manages natural gas distribution in the regulated market; and Gas Natural Rigassificazione Italia S.p.A., project company developing a regasification plant in Trieste.
As a major energy group, GDF SUEZ is particularly concerned by the two challenges of lack of access to electricity and fuel poverty to fight inequality and encourage health, education and socio-economic growth, always based on sustainability. GDF SUEZ was one of the first signatories of the UN Global Compact in 2001 and is committed to support the UN Millennium Development Goals and the three universal energy goals, which the Group is engaged to implement through partnership between public and private sectors, populations and various other stakeholders. The Group has also developed several projects and has set up innovative models to support access to energy such as the programme “GDF SUEZ Rassembleurs d’Energies” launched in 2011 to support social entrepreneurs and NGOs. This initiative uses three complementary approaches: an investment fund; donations via the GDF SUEZ Foundation and other sponsors; technical assistance through its internal employee NGOs Codegaz and Energy Assistance. Since its creation, five investments have been carried out to support projects in France, India and Tanzania, more than twenty projects have been supported by GDF SUEZ Foundation and ten technical assistance missions have been developed by Codegaz and Energy Assistance.
Tenaris is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of tubular products and services used in the drilling, completion and production of oil and gas and a leading supplier of tubular products and services used in process and power plants and in specialized industrial and automotive applications. Tenaris has annual revenues of US$10.6 billion in 2013 and 27,000 employees worldwide. Tenaris prioritizes the health and safety of its personnel, collaborators and visitors, the satisfaction of its customers, the protection of the environment and the development of the communities with which it interacts as an absolute and integrated priority; the entire organization is oriented toward achieving these goals openly and transparently. TenarisDalmine – the steel pipe operations of Tenaris in Italy – is the top Italian producer of seamless steel tubes for the energy, automotive and mechanical industries with 2,300 employees, 5 plants, a steel shop and a self-production power plant which, as well as all TenarisDalmine production sites, received both the ISO EN 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications. As far as energy efficiency, Tenaris Dalmine mill and its power plant are the first production sites in Italy to have received the ISO EN 50001 certification.
The WAME Project strives to:
contribute to a world where lack of access to energy is no longer a hindrance to human and economic development
WAME aims to share knowledge on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 7, raise awareness of its importance, and monitor progress toward reducing the number of people without access to reliable, sustainable and modern energy, at affordable prices.
WAME focuses on increasing understanding, inspire action and reinforce a sense of hope in the future.
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