For 60 years Enel has been delivering energy and progress all over the world. Since the day it was founded, in 1962, we have been working hard to help people, companies and countries grow sustainably.
In order to achieve this, we have constantly embraced new technologies to make our energy more reliable, more affordable and more sustainable, from the introduction of the first smart meter to becoming the world's largest producer of renewable energy.
Now we are at the dawn of a new era of energy, one that is exciting and open to participation, where everyone is connected and has the possibility to do their part in tackling the world’s biggest challenges. As a global leader in the energy sector, we’re driving the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables. It’s a just energy transition that is accessible to all.
In today’s rapidly changing world we can make a real impact in tackling the major global challenges by multiplying the benefits of our presence and opening up.
Openness is the key feature of our strategy. For this reason, we are ensuring our services reach more and more people in a growing number of countries, boosting local economies and extending access to energy.
“Open Power for a brighter future: we empower sustainable progress.” This is the approach that underpins our day-to-day commitment and that motivates all of us in the Enel team. We are Open Power to improve the future for everyone, to drive sustainable progress, to leave no one behind and to make the planet a more welcoming place for future generations. We are Open Power and our aim is to overcome some of the greatest challenges facing the world. This is to be achieved through a new approach, which combines attention to sustainability with the best in innovation.
Sustainability will not develop without continuous innovation and for us innovation is meaningless unless it is oriented towards sustainability.
And just as sustainability does not only concern the environment, innovation is not limited solely to technology.
Inspiration and innovation can come from anywhere. That's why we are constantly looking outside our company for ideas, inspiration, and know-how. We are working on modern collaboration platforms that allow everyone to contribute: a college student, an energy start-up, and a global multi-national industrial partner.
Only by rethinking the way we innovate can we truly disrupt the industry and develop technologies and solutions that have the power to shake up old markets and create entirely new ones.
Open Power means opening energy access
This is an ambitious goal and we are pursuing it with the passion of people who want to change the world. Our mission, in detail, is as follows:
We are expanding in order to reach more people and connect more people to safe and sustainable energy, especially in South America and Africa.
We are pioneering the development and application of new technologies for more sustainable energy generation and distribution, in particular through renewable sources and smart grids.
We are developing new processes that meet people’s real needs, helping them use and manage energy more efficiently, specifically through smart meters and digitalization.
We are developing new services that use energy to respond to global challenges, with a special focus on connectivity and electric transport.
We are working with a growing network of partners in research, technology, new product development, and marketing in order to build new solutions together.
We work every day to improve the quality of life on the planet
Enel’s work is based on transparency – in the power plants, on the distribution grids, in the offices and stores where we meet our customers. Our success comes from the trust we build every day with the communities and people we work with, all over the world.
We are looking for people who want to improve life on our planet, who can offer solutions to the challenges of climate change, the growing need for clean energy, bringing electricity to the more than 1 billion inhabitants who still don’t have access to it.
At Enel, we drive innovation to make sure the best and most creative ideas don’t remain on the drawing board, but rather go to help improve people’s lives. If you want to make a difference and innovation is part of your mindset, then Enel is the place for you.
Enel has an ambitious vision for improving the quality of life with sustainable energy. In order to make this happen, we need creative people from a broad range of backgrounds, who can think out of the box, who like asking questions and see challenges as opportunities.
Sustainability, an objective that must be achieved through innovation processes, is at the heart of Enel’s Open Power strategic approach
In line with our Open Power strategic approach, Enel has placed environmental, social and economic sustainability at the center of its corporate culture and is implementing a sustainable development system that is based on the creation of shared value, both inside and outside of the company.
This strategy has prompted us to become part of the United Nations Global Compact Board with a commitment to make a tangible contribution to four of the UN's seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are: access to clean and affordable energy, the promotion of innovation, sustainable industrialization and resilient infrastructure, the creation of sustainable cities and communities, and climate action, with a view to achieving carbon neutrality by 2040.
The integration of environmental protection and biodiversity into business strategies is a key factor in Enel's business plan.
“We are constantly working to improve the Group's governance and its environmental and social performance by using sustainability as an important guide in our choice of investments and industrial strategies.”
Francesco Starace - CEO and General Manager
Complete decarbonization by 2040
We are committed to renewable energy sources, above all, hydroelectric, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and cogeneration plants. Together with our partners, we are developing technologies that respect the environment.
With respect to the decarbonization targets set out in the Paris Agreement and at COP 26, Enel will bring forward its “Net Zero” commitment by ten years, from 2050 to 2040. This is both for direct and indirect emissions, and without resorting to any offsetting measures, such as CO 2 removal technologies or nature-based solutions.
Today we have taken another step forward, beginning with one simple question: What’s your power?
Every one of us has the potential to fulfil, an ambition, a dream. With one open question we are trying, first of all, to understand people’s personality, potential, and creativity: “What’s your power?”
Supplying electricity is just the first step. We are much more than that: from smart meters that enable customers to optimize their consumption (according to their needs) to integrated packages for street lighting and artistic lighting, from smart agriculture powered by renewable forms of energy and supported by electric vehicles and drones, to smart grids and energy management services such as demand response. Each client has their own energy system.