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Francesco Starace: Enel, 60 Years of the Future and of Energy

Enel celebrated its 60th anniversary with a concert at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome


Celebrating 60 years means looking at our history but also at our future”: with these words, CEO and General Manager Francesco Starace paid tribute to Enel’s 60 years of activity. The anniversary was celebrated on December 6 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone in Rome with a Christmas Concert performed by the JuniOrchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, conducted specially for the occasion by Sir Antonio Pappano.

Enel was founded in 1962 as a public entity with the mission of completing the electrification of Italy. Today it operates in 30 countries and is a leader in the global energy and renewable energy markets. “We have been supplying Italy with energy for 60 years: that’s why we were founded and our mission hasn’t changed over time,” Starace said, recalling Enel’s commitment to fostering the country’s industrial and economic development. Today this challenge is accompanied by Enel’s initiatives for encouraging the sustainable growth of the entire planet, starting with the decision to put sustainability at the center of the Group’s Strategy, with a view to leading the energy transition by focusing on renewables, digitalization and electrification.

“Celebrating 60 years means looking at our history but also at our future”

Francesco Starace, Enel CEO

As Starace also pointed out, bringing energy to homes and businesses has always meant “far more than just turning on a light bulb” for Enel. If in the 1960s it entailed “bringing progress, fostering development and social change,” then today, “technological innovations allow us to do this in a sustainable way and enable new community development, creating new opportunities and contributing to Italy’s energy independence through energy produced from renewables.

Starace is already looking ahead to the next challenges: “Our financial statements show that we successfully got through 2022, all things considered, presenting an ambitious, challenging and innovative business plan for the next three years. The challenge for 2023 is to face the gas crisis together with the rest of Italy, following a different energy path as soon as possible in order to break free from this type of slavery, which is linked to fossil fuels.

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