Enel and INWIT to digitise and decarbonise Italy’s telco and utility sectors

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Italian energy firm Enel and wireless network infrastructure company INWIT have agreed to cooperate on the digitalisation and decarbonisation of the utility and telco sectors.

The two companies will use digital tools and sustainable energy resources and practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet their sustainability goals.

Over a three-year period, Enel and INWIT will leverage renewable energy, digitalisation and electrification to accelerate the energy transition in Italy whilst ensuring social, cultural and economic inclusiveness.

Enel will install solar PVs, energy storage and implement energy efficiency measures at INWIT’s sites. The utility will also help the telco to adopt smart mobility and circular economy approaches to reduce its carbon footprint.

The projects will enable INWIT to reduce its energy costs as well as modernise its infrastructure in line with sustainability regulations.

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INWIT and Enel will jointly develop IoT services for the telco and utility industries.

INWIT says the partnership with Enel will enable the firm to achieve its goal of being an enabler of digital development within the communications industry by laying the foundations for the rollout of reliable and resilient infrastructure.

Enel says it will use the partnership to achieve its 2021 – 2023 Sustainability Plan.

Carlo Tamburi, Director of Enel Italia, said: “We are further strengthening our commitment to the energy transition. Collaboration with an infrastructure operator like INWIT is particularly strategic for promoting and disseminating circular solutions and fostering the digitaliSation process, which is one of the fundamental levers for transitioning to a more sustainable model”.

Giovanni Ferigo, the CEO of INWIT, added: “The collaboration with Enel allows us to give a new boost and speed up on the ecological transformation of our country.

 “We are aware of the strategic role played by our business and believe that these agreements, through the sharing of reciprocal competences, are an essential tool in successfully identifying innovative solutions with positive impacts on the general public”.

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