The agreement between UniCredit and Officinæ Verdi for supplying 100% energia verde (100% green energy) to enterprises and companies has been signed. The supply service is powered by Consortium Energia Verde SpA, Officinæ Verdi Group operating company.
SMEs will be able to save energy and reduce CO2 emission costs, improving their environmental performance and recovering competitiveness. Consortium Energia Verde SpA provides 100% renewable energy: each kWh hour supplied is covered by an equivalent supply from renewable sources, verified by Gestore dei Servizi Energetici through the Guarantee of Origin (G.O). Together with the supply of green energy, SMEs will be able to install the metering system mætrics®, which allows remote monitoring of energy consumption and waste identification.
In Italy, companies pay the electricity about 35% more than the European competitors (Eurostat 2015 data). An extra cost that between 2003 and 2011, according to estimates by the Bank of Italy, the Italian manufacturing system has paid 12 billion euro/year, adversely affecting the propensity to export and to maintain its market role.
Companies that switch to a renewable supply, obtain the brand “100% ænergia verde®” to demonstrate their contribution against the climate change. Energy costs reduction is generally expected at around 8-10%. With Consortium Energia Verde SpA, Officinæ Verdi is now the first green economy reality in Italy able to operate on all segments of the energy sector: energy analysis, engineering and operations, due diligence and financial arrangement provided from UniCredit, environmental impact assessments with WWF, advanced metering, ESCo services, supply of green energy.