8,120
workers
the induced employment generated
by Hera in 2018
62.4
million euro
for innovation and digitalisation,
22 projects in smart city, circular
economy and data analytics
68%
reused soil
in projects implemented in 2018

Hera for electric transportation

In September 2018 the Hera Group, through Hera Comm, and other operators in the sector, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government to expand the public regional network for recharging electric vehicles. The operators have jointly committed to increasing the number of charging stations to 1,500 by 2020.

This agreement updates the previous memorandum of understanding of 2011 in the light of the regulatory changes that have occurred in the meantime, which have opened up the management of the charging service to parties outside the energy world. With this in mind, the Hera Group has decided to handle all its electric mobility activities through the Hera Comm sales company, which, starting in 2019, will also be responsible for managing the charging infrastructure.

In 2018, demand for the recharging service continued to grow, both in terms of use of the Group’s infrastructure and growth in the number of commercial contracts. The Group’s network of charging stations, currently about 50 (35 of which are public and 15 private) located in the provinces of Trieste, Gorizia, Udine, Modena and Bologna, recorded consumption of about 60,000 kWh (+12% compared to 2017). Recharging contracts, which are now 140 (+52 compared to 2017), provided a total of 11,000 recharges (+45% compared to 2017), equal to a consumption of more than 110,000 kWh and an estimated benefit for the environment of 90 t of CO₂ avoided.