Gas leakage rate at minimum levels: 0.1%
In 2020 Italgas Group’s gas leakages amounted to 8.46 million Sm3. The gas leakage rate, calculated as the ratio of natural gas dispersion and gas transported, is therefore at minimum levels, around 0.1%.
Sharp decrease in energy intensity: -5.4%
Compared to 2019, the Italgas Group's energy intensity, calculated as the ratio of total energy consumption and gas transported, decreased by 5.4%. Italgas operations have therefore become even more productive and efficient.
Inspecting over 95% of the network of Italgas Reti
In 2020, Italgas succeeded in inspecting more than 95% of the pipelines of Italgas Reti and almost 92% of the pipelines of Toscana Energia, detecting any leaking gas emissions through the Picarro Surveyor. Since 2018, Italgas has been using this technology, which represents the state-of-the-art in network monitoring and allows for a significant reduction in leakages. On an annual basis, the percentage of inspected networks over the total is thus higher than the standards set by the Regulator.
Investments in digitalization that support operations
Italgas continued its investments aimed at optimising grid’s management and maintenance, in both the gas and water business.
Progress in Sardinia's methanization project
On the island, Italgas is building the country’s most advanced grid: a 'digital native' network, equipped with integrated sensors and already designed to accommodate fibre-optic cables. With the construction of additional 334km the digital native distribution networks has reached a total of more than 806 km of the around 1,100 km to be constructed overall.