Last update: Sustainability Report 2020

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 FS Italiane Group Unit 2020 2019 2018
Total energy consumed by the FS Italiane Group (in GJ) GJ 24.814.311
29.978.451 30.170.137
Electricity GJ 17.433.182 21.184.432 21.219.478
Diesel GJ 6.084.250 7.310.836 7.245.835
Natural gas GJ 1.235.834 1.418.403 1.640.300
Heat GJ 45.120 47.395 43.757
Petrol GJ 8.153 8.082 8.146
LPG GJ 6.349 7.297 5.314
Fuel oil
GJ 1.344 1.928 7.307
Self-generated solar thermal energy GJ 79 79 0
Energy consumed by the FS Italiane Group (detail of units of measure)        
Electricity
GWh 4.843 5.885 5.894
Electricity for railway traction GWh 3.819 4.791 4.836
Electricity for other uses GWh 637 687 680
Electricity to light roads and tunnels GWh 352 383 368
Electricity for local public transport GWh 33 23 9
Self-generated photovoltaic energy GWh 5 2 1
  -  of which transferred to the grid GWh 2 1 1
Diesel thousands of litres 170.256  204.388 202.018
Diesel for railway traction thousands of litres 86.376 103.857 112.068
Diesel for vehicle traction (public transport) thousands of litres 46.064 63.962 59.994
Diesel for navigation thousands of litres 15.864 17.624 13.590
Diesel for vehicle traction (road and work vehicles) thousands of litres 11.756 14.770 11.892
Biodiesel for vehicle traction (public transport) thousands of litres 6.489 0 0
Diesel for heating thousands of litres 3.579 3.982 4.385
Diesel to generate electricity thousands of litres 130 194 89
Natural gas thousands of Sm³ 36.042 41.359 47.843
Natural gas for heating energy thousands of Sm³ 31.172 34.395 38.480
Natural gas for vehicle traction (public transport) thousands of Sm³ 4.683 6.753 9.128
Natural gas for industrial use thousands of Sm³ 174 204 224
Natural gas for vehicle traction (road and work vehicles) thousands of Sm³ 14 7 11
Petrol thousands of litres 257 255 257
- Petrol for vehicle traction (road and work vehicles) thousands of litres 233 255 257
- Petrol for grass trimmers thousands of litres 24 0 0
Fuel oil t 33 47 178
Fuel oil for heating t 33 47 178
LPG thousands of litres 264 303 221
LPG for heating thousands of litres 248 298 218
 LPG for vehicle traction (road and work vehicles) thousands of litres 15 5 3
Heat millions of kcal 10.798 11.341 10.453
- Heat for heating millions of kcal 10.779 11.322 10.453
Self-generated solar thermal energy millions of kcal 19 19 0
Energy consumed not by the FS Italian Group Unit 2020 2019 2018
Purchase of goods and services GJ 5.638.311 1.217.932 n.a
Assets used in operations GJ 5.254.608 474.428 442.728
 Leased property (tenant) GJ 174.058 195.488 219.776
Energy intensity Unit 2020 2019 2018
Final specific consumption for railway transport in Italy (kJ/UT) 516,7 334,6 341,3
Railway passenger traffic consumption
(kJ/pkm) 726,6 364,7 372,5
Railway freight traffic consumption (kJ/tkm) 139,3 138,0 137,7