The operation of the Group's energy system is managed by Burgo Energia, whose main objectives are to optimise energy consumption within the Group's plants by upgrading them in accordance with the available specialisations and by reducing specific production costs.
Burgo Energia's main areas of activity are:
- the Energy Management area, focused on industrial activities of energy efficiency and optimization of the rational use of energy in all the Group's plants through an energy management system;
- the Operation & Trading area, focused on the management of energy flows in the dispatching activities of the energy produced by the Group's power plants, and in the operations on the energy markets for an optimization of the Asset Portfolio.
This area focuses on the purchase of national and international electricity and on purchase of the surplus production from the Group's plants; on the sale of energy to the Group's paper plants that are not self-sufficient and on trading activities on the electricity and natural gas markets.
The Group has adopted a sustainable business model, based on the energy self-sufficiency of its plants, through the construction of hydroelectric, biomass, combined cycle cogeneration, steam cycle, and endothermic natural gas plants.