Last update: Sustainability Report 2019

Energy efficiency and reducing climate emissions and are amongst the FS Group’s priority issues, with all companies being committed to developing initiatives to this effect. In addition to entering into electricity contracts with a certification of Guarantee of Origin on production from renewable sources, with quotas reaching the entire coverage of the supply, there are several programmes for the installation of photovoltaic and solar heating systems intended for self-consumption, as well as other initiatives for environmental efficiency. 

Energy consumed by the Group

Energy consumed by the FS Italiane Group Unit 2019 2018 2017
Total energy consumed by the FS Italiane Group (in GJ) GJ 29.972.933
30.165.289 27.055.426
Electricity GJ 21.182.762 21.219.478 19.391.337
Diesel GJ 7.310.833 7.247.308 5.938.842
Natural gas GJ 1.418.306 1.635.604 1.665.663
Heat GJ 43.645 42.133 40.718
Petrol GJ 8.082 8.146 6.136
LPG GJ 7.297 5.314 3.388
Fuel oil
GJ 1.928 7.307 9.344
Self-generated solar thermal energy GJ 79 0 0
Energy consumed by the FS Italiane Group (detail of units of measure)        
Electricity
GWh 5.884 5.894 5.386
Electricity for railway traction GWh 4.791 4.836 4.730
Electricity for other uses GWh 383 368 0
Electricity to light roads and tunnels GWh 687 680 649
Electricity for local public transport GWh 23 9 7
Self-generated photovoltaic energy GWh 1,6 1,3 1,2
  -  of which transferred to the grid GWh 0,8 0,6 0,8
Diesel thousands of litres 204.388  202.059 166.050
Diesel for railway traction thousands of litres 103.840 112.049 96.958
Diesel for vehicle traction (public transport) thousands of litres 63.962 59.994 41.491
Diesel for navigation thousands of litres 17.624 13.590 14.871
Diesel for vehicle traction (road and work vehicles) thousands of litres 14.787 11.907 8.014
Diesel for heating thousands of litres 3.982 4.430 4.716
Diesel to generate electricity thousands of litres 194 89 0
Natural gas thousands of Sm³ 41.356 47.706 48.599
Natural gas for heating energy thousands of Sm³ 34.362 38.303 38.483
Diesel for vehicle traction (public transport) thousands of Sm³ 6.783 9.169 9.879
Diesel for navigation thousands of Sm³ 204 224 215
Diesel for vehicle traction (road and work vehicles) thousands of Sm³ 7 11 23
Petrol thousands of litres 255 265 202
- Petrol for vehicle traction (road and work vehicles) thousands of litres 255 257 193
- Petrol for vehicle traction (public transport) thousands of litres 0 8 8
Fuel oil t 47 178 228
Fuel oil for heating t 47 178 228
LPG thousands of litres 303  221 141
LPG for heating thousands of litres 298 218 135
 LPG for vehicle traction (road and work vehicles) thousands of litres 5 3 5
Heat millions of kcal 10.445 10.065 9.727
- Heat for heating millions of kcal 10.426 10.065 9.727
Self-generated solar thermal energy millions of kcal 19 0 0

Energy consumed not by the FS Italian Group

Energy consumed not by the FS Italian Group Unit 2019 2018 2017
Energy consumed not by the FS Italian Group GJ 1.692.360 442.728 914.688
Purchase of goods and services GJ 1.217.932    
Assets used in operations GJ 474.428 442.728 914.688
 - of which electricity at railway sites MWh 28.833 60.479 186.868
 - of which diesel at railway sites mgl litri 7.942 6.232 6.701

Energy intensity

  Unit 2019 2018 2017
Final specific consumption for railway traction in Italy (kJ/UT) 308,9 316,0 311,4
Passenger traffic
(kJ/pkm) 361,0 369,0 359,8
Freight traffic (kJ/tkm) 125,2 129,6 148,8