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Objectives Actions carried out it 2016 Future Objectives
Consolidate the leadership of environmentally friendly sources  •  Redevelopment of the hydroelectric plants of Chiomonte and Susa • Additional development investments for the plants of Chiomonte and Susa (19 million Euro)
• Investments in the mini hydroelectric sector
• Investments in the renewables sector (biomass plants)
• Construction of anaerobic digestion, biogas and biomethane plants in Reggio Emilia and - in collaboration with GAIA - San Damiano (AT)
Reduce atmospheric emissions • Installation of heat exchangers and pumps for the heating of natural gas, with district heating fluid in place of the existing boilers powered by natural gas in the decompression station of the Moncalieri plant
• Installation of a catalytic reduction system of abatement of nitrogen oxides (DeNOx) and carbon monoxide (CO Catalyst) at the Turbigo plant
• Elimination of HFC R22 gas (hydro-chloro-fluoro-carbide) used by Atena air conditioning systems
• Modernisation of winter heating systems to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions (estimate: 20% reduction in quantity emitted in 5 years)
• Investments to connect TRM with the district heating network in Grugliasco
• Continuation in eliminating HFC R22 gas until the remaining 28 kg of gas is depleted at the end of 2016
• Continuation of the modernisation of the air conditioning systems to reduce carbon dioxide emissions (estimate: 20% reduction in quantity emitted in 5 years)
• Installation of a catalytic reactor for the continuous improvement of the PAH, PCDD and PCDF on the two waste-to-energy plant lines in Parma
Reduce energy consumption and save energy • Completion of phase 1 of the Torino LED Project, with installation of the remaining 31,600 lamps for a total of 50,000 lamps
• Launch of the second phase of the Torino LED Project
• Completion of 5,700 LED lamps for public street lighting in the Municipality of Alba
• Progress of the LED public street lighting project for the Municipality of Asti with the installation of around 5,000 lamps
• Presentation of the energy efficiency project for the public street lighting network to the Municipalities of Genoa and Reggio Emilia
• Start of works for the renovation of the electrical plants at the building owned by the City of Turin entered into the European Probis and Pro-Lite Project
• Start of the complete renewal of the thermal plants in 120 buildings owned by the City of Turin
• Continuation of the second phase of the Torino LED Project (replacement of approximately 860 high consumption lamps, redevelopment of the lighting systems of the main underpasses within the city and the replacement of approximately 13,000 traffic lights)
• Development of new orders for LED public street lighting (Municipalities of Reggio Emilia, Genoa, Cueno and Enerbit)
• Construction of a cogeneration system for electrical and thermal process consumption at the anaerobic digestion plant in Reggio Emilia
• Creation of an automatic cleaning system for the air condenser at the waste-to-energy plant in Parma to improve thermal exchange and increase performance
Reduce the use of pollutants • Start of the removal of flat fibre cement roofing at the gas plants in Vercelli amounting to 160 m² •  Completion of replacing the flat fibre cement roofs
Improve the efficiency of the gas distribution network in order to ensure high levels of safety and reduce the gas emitted into the atmosphere to a minimum • Continuation of renovation works on the gas network, in line with that provided by AEEGSI, in Liguria in particular (decommissioning of 3 km of pipelines made from cast iron and other obsolete materials and 8 km of steel pipelines without cathodic protection)
• Cathodic protection for 19.1 km of steel pipelines
• Planned inspection of the gas network: over 80% of the total Emilia and Liguria area and over 57% of the Vercelli area
• Continuation of the upgrading of the network in agreement with the provisions of AEEGSI
• Implementation of the network and cathodic protection system on the steel network and the safety measures in order to contain leaks
Reduce emissions from electromagnetic fields (EMF): Monthly monitoring of electrical cabinets to keep the EMF values within the Quality value limits • Design and construction of the new MV/LV substations
• Measurement of the EMF for 50% of the substations already in use: 15 inspections on 28 new substations installed or renovated
• Continuation of the design and construction of the new MV/LV substations
• Measurement of the EMF for 50% of the substations in use
Reduce the number of electrical devices containing PCB/PCT contaminated oil
 
• Decommissioning of 26 pieces of equipment containing oil contaminated with PCB • Continuation of decommissioning and disposal of equipment containing oil contaminated with PCB
Improve the waste collection, management and disposal systems and increase the percentage of separated waste collection • Exceeding set objectives for separated waste collection: 65% over the entire Parma, Piacenza and Reggio Emilia area and 41% over the Municipality of Turin
• Activation of the first stage of the Tricolore project within the Municipality of Reggio Emilia to distribute domestic collection across the whole area gradually and with subsequent stages taking place up until 2019
• Increase of the percentage of separated waste collection as envisaged by the Regional Waste Management Plan of Emilia Romagna: objective of separated waste collection at 73% on a regional basis within 2020
• Further development of the separated waste collection in the city of Turin
• Construction project for a recovery plant for organic waste with biomethane production
• Creation of paper and plastic selection systems at the IEC site in Parma and the Borgaro site in Turin for improved recovery of material
• Upgrading the plastic selection system in collaboration with GAIA at the Valterza site in Asti for improved recovery of material
Reduce the environmental impacts associated with the collection and management of urban and non-hazardous waste • Launch of certain activities (e.g. planning) related to the connection of the waste-to-energy plant in Piacenza to the district heating network, while awaiting the Integrated Environmental Authorisation to be issued
• Structural adaptation of various waste management areas in Turin: ending of activities at C.so Brescia and transfer of local area services to Via Ravina
• Connection of the waste-to-energy plant in Piacenza to the urban network of the district heating system within the 2018/2019 winter season. The project will generate environmental benefits due to the boilers being replaced, for a heated volume of 1 million cubic metres and gas savings currently used primarily to supply the district heating network
• Creation of a denitrification-nitrification section at the physical-chemical wastewater treatment plant in Piacenza
• Upgrading the contaminated air deodorising units using activated carbon at the waste-to-energy plant in Turin
• Modifying the discharge from the composting plant in Mancasale (RE) for better treatment following on from the biological sewage treatment
Implement the integrated Certification, Quality, Environment and Safety system • Mapping service processes within the field of application of the Quality, Environment and Safety System (QES) and the preparation of the related documentation. After the audit, the Certifying Body confirmed the maintenance of QES certification
• Multi-site Accreditation for Iren Laboratories
• QES certification for Ireti, with the integration of the scope of application of the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 within the Emilia area
• Review, redesign of processes and preparation of Ireti Certified System documents aimed at unifying and standardising operating practices
• Adaptation of the QES Management System to the new organisation of Iren Mercato, which passed the audit conducted by the Certification Body
 
• Implementation of the plan of the activities to unify and align Iren Energia procedures in the context of the QES Management System, which passed the audit conducted by the Certification Body
• Maintenance of the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and UNI 11352 certifications of Iren Servizi Innovazione
• Maintenance of the UNI 11352 certification of Iren Rinnovabili
• Maintenance of the QES and EMAS certifications for Iren Ambiente with the integration of the documentation of Tecnoborgo in the system and the extension of the Amiat system to the plant of Borgaro and the location in Via Ravina
• Revision of the Certified System framework based on the 2015 draft of the reference legislation (ISO 9001 and ISO 14001) for Iren, Iren Laboratori, Iren Mercato, Ireti and Amiat
• Acquisition of UNI 11352 certification for Companies that supply energy services (ESCo) following on from the acquisition of Iren Gestioni Energetiche by Iren Mercato and Iren Servizi e Innovazione by Iren Energia
• Acquisition of F-Gas certification for companies operating on plants and equipment containing fluorinated gases, following on from the acquisition of Iren Gestioni Energetiche by Iren Mercato
• Renewal of the UNI 11352 certification of Iren Rinnovabili
• Maintenance of the QES and EMAS certifications for Iren Ambiente with the extension to: R.E.I. landfill, multi-purpose waste management plant in Reggio Emilia (subject to IEA), Systems Centre in Piacenza (subject to IEA), Integrated Environmental Centre of Parma, administrative, commercial and personnel activities in the Emilia area and billing activities and tax management
• EMAS registration for the TRM plant of Turin and attainment of the UNI EN ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certification