Enel helps EU food group power operations with 50% renewables


Italian multinational utility Enel has been selected by food group Cremonini to develop and provide customised energy services to help the firm achieve its energy sustainability goals.

Enel through its subsidiary Enel X will construct renewable energy projects to power food production sites owned by Inalca, a subsidiary of Cremonini in Italy.

The renewable energy projects include a 4MW solar PV system which is expected to prevent emissions of 1,850,000kgs of carbon per annum.

Currently Inalca generates 100% of the energy necessary for the operation of its sites and over 40% of this comes from renewable sources.

Enel X will offer the Cremonini Group maintenance and energy management services on the complete portfolio of sites,

Enel has also partnered with Cremonini through a deal signed with Chef Express for the development of two 50KW solar PV systems in the provinces of Udine and Venice.

“Our group’s commitment to sustainability has seen us as forerunners in various sectors, including the use of self-produced energy from renewable sources, with a concrete and widespread application of the principles of circular economy,” explains Andrea Zanaglia, Energy Manager of Cremonini Group. “The agreement with Enel X allows us to take a further step forward in the use of photovoltaics on a large scale, bringing Inalca’s share of energy used from renewable sources to more than 50% of the total.”