Verallia has chosen EDP to construct five photovoltaic (PV) systems for the supply of renewable electricity at five of its Italian plants.

EDP is one of the world leaders in the production of energy from renewable sources.

It will construct five PV systems for each of Verallia’s plants in Gazzo Veronese (Verona), Dego (Savona), Carcare (Savona), Villa Poma (Mantua) and Lonigo (Vicenza).

The construction of the five plants will be completed by 2023 with the first, Gazzo Veronese, going into production at the beginning of the year.

Overall, the project will cover a total area of ​​approximately 142,000 m2 and will involve the installation of over 27,000 panels for 15 MWp of total installed power.

The project will allow Verallia to self-produce a portion of the electricity, which will reduce its CO2 emissions by approximately 8,000 tons per year.

This is equal to the annual emissions of approximately 7,000 non-electric cars.

Marco Ravasi, CEO of Verallia Italia, said that sustainability was at the centre of Verallia's energy agenda.

He said: “The agreement signed with EDP Energia Italia is strategic for us because it allows us to collaborate with one of the main operators at global in the sector of renewable energy solutions for businesses, giving us a strong impetus to our commitment to the energy transition, one of the pillars of our roadmap to reduce CO2 emissions by 46% by 2030.”

Since 2020, EDP Energia Italia has grown significantly on the Italian market. In the last 11 months, the insured capacity has grown five times compared to the whole of 2021.

This growth, together with the solar capacity contracted by Enertel, a company acquired in 2021, brings EDP's position in the distributed solar market in Italy to 70 MWp.