Energy efficiency and the use of renewable sources

FS Group companies follow environmental policy aimed at maximising the environmental benefits and minimising the impacts of our activities through ordinary and extraordinary interventions.

The new generation vehicles, which are periodically made available to customers, guarantee the most efficient energy performance at the same service level.

Following the introduction of the Frecciarossa 1000 trains, which began with the first models in 2015 and continued in 2016, Trenitalia conducted a major renovation of rolling stock that will also involve regional transport. In fact, a contract has been awarded for the purchase of 450 convoys, which will have top level energy performance features that will allow significant savings in traction energy. The trains will be brought into circulation in 2019, starting in Emilia Romagna, a region in which Trenitalia, together with TPER, was awarded the rail development tender and where the first 86 new trains will arrive.

Road transport vehicles are also being gradually replaced with newer vehicles that guarantee lower fuel consumption. In 2016, Ataf Gestioni, Busitalia - Sita Nord and Busitalia Veneto introduced more than 90 new vehicles, equipped with construction technologies and devices that will see fuel consumption continue to fall.

Energy savings initiatives were also launched with regard to infrastructure and property management. RFI is continuing the campaign for more efficient lighting systems: nearly a third of the approximately 13,000 dwarf signals have been replaced with LED technology, and over the next five years LEDs will be used to replace fluorescent lights in more than 500 installations in stations and offices.

Energy performance assessments carried out by Group companies further stimulated us to install energy efficient systems. Trenitalia examined 10 of its systems, launching energy efficiency drives, such as installing radiant-panel heating systems at the OMC in Rimini and Vicenza, and planning works for the transition to LED lighting at IMC ETR Naples Gianturco, IMC ES Rome, OMR Lecce and OMC Foligno.

Direct consumption of energy from primary sources

    % Δ 16/15 2016 2015 2014
(A + B) Total direct consumption of energy from primary sources
-0,5% 7.238.779 7.278.229 6.465.697
(A) Direct consumption of energy from non-renewable primary sources -0,5% 7.236.351 7.275.381 6.463.432
  Diesel -1,1% 5.611.869 5.674.722 5.055.985
  Natural gas 1,8% 1.603.403 1.575.582 1.372.906
  Petrol -32,8% 6.974 10.376 14.452
  LPG -34,8% 4.470
6.853 7.567
  Fuel oil 22,8% 9.635 7.847
(B) Direct consumption of energy from renewable primary sources -14,8% 2.428 2.849 2.264
  Self-consumed solar power energy -14,8% 2.428 2.849 2.264
(amounts in GJ)

Intermediate energy consumption

  % Δ 16/15 2016 2015 2014
Indirect consumption of primary energy for the generation of intermediate energy 5,3% 33.120.432 31.454.657 30.558.212
Direct intermediate energy consumption 6,3% 18.621.182 17.522.259 16.478.586
Electricity 6,3% 18.589.585 17.492.913 16.451.775
for railway traction 6,8% 16.368.857 15.330.442 14.364.059
for other uses 2,7% 2.220.728 2.162.471 2.087.716
Heat 7,7% 31.597 29.346 26.811
for heating energy 7,7% 31.597 29.346 26.811
(amounts in GJ)


Last update: September 2017

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