The industrial sector is responsible for 22% of Italy’s greenhouse gas emissions, which must be reduced by around 30% to meet the European 2030 targets. Italy – unless the prevailing conditions change significantly – is likely to fail in making the necessary savings for the Country’s 2030 target.
What makes the energy transition so important and urgent is the need to protect the Planet from the greatest threat we have ever faced – something we must do as quickly as possible.
By 2030, companies in Italy and Spain are expected to invest more than 90 billion in decarbonisation.
In this context, new TESYA Group company, XIBER Energy Solutions, has been formed. Its mission is to support the Italian and European industrial sector on the road to energy transition, providing multi-technology, multi-supplier, highly-integrated and ‘turnkey’ decarbonisation solutions – working closely with the other TESYA Group companies and, in particular, with the Energy & Transportation divisions at CGT, Finanzauto, STET and Teknoxgroup.
“The creation of this newco addresses the objectives in our strategic plan for 2025, which are to create value through new business opportunities and developing our more traditional lines of business,” commented Lino Tedeschi, Chairman and CEO of the TESYA Group. “The energy transition has already begun, opening up important questions for industry in general and Italian industry in particular. We believe that actively participating in the energy transition is a strategic business choice that will improve companies’ competitiveness, by reducing operating costs, limiting the volatility of energy supplies and gaining market differentiation. We are confident that proactive business leaders in this field will be more likely to be in an advantageous position in the future and reap greater benefits in terms of economic return, generating a positive climate and social impact in the communities in which they operate. With XIBER Energy Solutions and the other Group companies, our ambition is to be the only partner at their side, supporting them at every stage of the process.”
In Europe, in terms of total CO2 emissions, there has been a downward trend since 1990: EU emissions have fallen by 26%. In Italy, 2005 was the year with the highest emissions since 1990 (with as much as 591 Mt CO2eq emitted into the atmosphere) and the overall reduction to date, compared to 1990, has remained at 20% (6 percentage points lower than in Europe). (*)
In a current landscape in which the offering on the Italian market is, for the most part, fragmented and comprised of ‘stand-alone’ technologies, TESYA Group’s XIBER Energy Solutions is one of the first and most structured players capable of providing a ‘turnkey solution’ response for decarbonisation to medium-sized industries in non-energy-hungry sectors. In fact, the company offers turnkey solutions to businesses that combine different technologies, tools and services for energy efficiency and decarbonisation, such as solar energy production plants, natural gas and biogas co/trigeneration plants, energy storage and management systems, biomethane production plants, efficient lighting solutions, heat pump systems, agreements for the supply of certified green energy, solutions for absorbing residual emissions and financial services associated with the supply like financial leasing or operational rental. Provision also includes studies of the production process, energy and emission audits, support in setting energy efficiency and emission reduction targets and even remote monitoring, measurement and optimisation programmes using Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence technologies.
It is estimated that multi-technology decarbonisation solution packages can now reduce up to 75% of emissions in a non-’hard-to-abate’ industry and then the remaining emissions can be offset using carbon sink mechanisms.
“We design customised solutions with a high engineering content to make sure that we are offering companies a solution to their particular needs; we do not offer pre-assembled or standardised solutions,” stated Giovanni Longari, CEO of XIBER Energy Solutions. “In this context of urgency and compliance with ongoing regulatory processes, we believe that companies need to have one, and only one, responsible contact at their side, able to support them in their energy transition journey – leaving them with the resources and time to be able to focus on driving their business forward. For example, investments in energy efficiency solutions are already presenting very attractive business models with significant simplification of authorisations and short investment payback times (e.g. 1-2 years for efficient lighting systems, 4-7 years for photovoltaic systems, etc. against a plant lifetime of + 25 years).”