ENGIE becomes the only district heating operator in Cinisello Balsamo

Cinisello Balsamo, March 19th 2019

We have acquired the residual participation of G.M. - Multiservice Management, the former manager of the Cinisello network and which today holds full control of the operations of the ENGIE - SMEC Company, which owns the city's district heating network.

Through this operation, consistent with the objective of guiding the transition to zero CO2 emissions, we confirm our desire to develop and upgrade the advanced district heating service to the entire territory of the municipality of Cinisello.

In Italy we contribute to the decarbonisation of territories also through advanced district heating solutions, which avoid up to 50% of CO2 emissions into the environment.

To date, the Cinisello district heating network serves 18,000 inhabitants (for around 50 GWh per year) and guarantees the city a reduction of over 25% in emissions of pollutants (CO2 and NOx) compared to traditional heating systems, favoring thus improving the air quality in the city for the benefit of the entire community.

District heating is an evolved and safer solution because it eliminates any danger related to the presence of boilers inside homes and guarantees continuity of service available 365 days per year, 24 hours per day.

 

«District heating represents a key element in the Group's strategy. We want to lead the transition to zero CO2 emissions and accompany communities and companies in their transition. In this perspective, technologies and innovations play a fundamental role.
District heating represents a cutting-edge solution, able to make cities more sustainable and efficient with positive effects on the environment and therefore on people's lives
».

Matthieu Bonvoisin, ENGIE Italy Director of District Heating and Cogeneration