Energy transition of Rome’s airport system: MoU signed by Terna and Aeroporti di Roma (ADR)

Stefano Donnarumma

It is an agreement that brings “Terna’s experience and know-how to the Country’s main airport system through highly innovative and sustainable energy solutions and technologies”: this was how CEO Stefano Donnarumma commented on the news regarding the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Terna, the operator of the Italian national high-voltage transmission grid, and Aeroporti di Roma (ADR), the Group that manages the airports of Rome Fiumicino and Rome Ciampino.

The agreement centres around the sharing of knowledge, experience and best practices to promote the transition of the two airports into energy smart hubs. This is thanks to the adoption of state-of-the-art technologies and processes in the fields of e-mobility, energy management systems, energy efficiency and electrical infrastructure maintenance. Under the terms of the agreement, Terna and Aeroporti di Roma undertake to create opportunities for dialogue and discussion on projects, knowledge and guidelines which may spark joint innovation and sustainability activities. As stated in a press release, the agreement has a duration of two years.

“Innovation is one of the pillars of our 2021-2025 Industrial Plan, to which we have allocated investments of € 1.2 billion”, CEO Stefano Donnarumma observed: “We believe that through the development of innovative and smart solutions and their application to sustainable business models, we will be able to facilitate the transition in an increasingly tangible and rapid way”. His comments were echoed by ADR’s CEO Marco Troncone: “The agreement signed today follows several other collaborations established with leading industrial entities in Italy to contribute to the environmental and digital transition of Rome’s airport system: as such, it is yet another step that highlights the commitment to accelerate the use of new technologies and enable the smart and sustainable growth of our airports, and to transform innovation and technology into economic and social tools for the Country”.

As part of the agreement, Terna will share its knowledge and experience as an enabler of the energy transition and propose the use of innovative technologies in the areas of collaboration, while contributing to the optimisation of energy-related airport processes.

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