For more than 50 years, Enel has brought progress to people around the world. Since the day Enel was founded in 1962, we have worked hard to enable businesses, nations and individuals to thrive by connecting them to electricity, gas and the right services for their needs.
In order to achieve this we have constantly embraced new technologies to make our energy more reliable, more affordable and more sustainable, from the introduction of the first smart meter to becoming the world's largest producer of renewable energy.
We are now at the beginning of a new, exciting era for energy; an open era of participation, where everyone is connected and has the opportunity to help tackle the world's big challenges.
In today's fast moving and complex world we must multiply our impact and open up to truly tackle the world's biggest challenges.
That is why we are providing our services to more people in more countries, powering local economies and expanding energy access.
And that is why openness is a key element of the Group’s strategic and operational approach. We are Open Power and our aim is to overcome some of the greatest challenges facing the world. This is to be achieved through a new approach which combines attention to sustainability with the best in innovation.
Sustainability will not develop without continuous innovation and for us innovation is meaningless unless it is oriented towards sustainability.
And just as sustainability does not only concern the environment, innovation is not limited solely to technology.
Inspiration and innovation can come from anywhere. That's why we are constantly looking outside our company for ideas, inspiration and know-how. We are working on modern collaboration platforms that allow everyone to contribute: a college student, an energy start-up, and a global multi-national industrial partner.
Only by rethinking the way we innovate can we truly disrupt the industry and develop technologies and solutions that have the power to shake up old markets and create entirely new ones.
Open Power means opening energy access to more people; opening the world of energy to new technologies; opening new ways for people to manage energy; opening new uses of energy; and opening more partnerships. These are ambitious goals and we are pursuing them with the passion of people who want to change the world. Our mission, in detail, is as follows:
1. We are opening energy access to more people
We are expanding in order to reach more people and connect more people to safe and sustainable energy, especially in South America and Africa.
2. We are opening the world of energy to new technologies
We are pioneering the development and application of new technologies for more sustainable energy generation and distribution, in particular through renewable sources and smart grids.
3. We are opening new ways for people to manage energy
We are developing new processes that meet people’s real needs, helping them use and manage energy more efficiently, specifically through smart meters and digitalization.
4. We are opening new uses of energy
We are developing new services that use energy to respond to global challenges, with a special focus on connectivity and electric transport.
5. We are opening new partnerships
We are working with a growing network of partners in research, technology, new product development and marketing in order to build new solutions together.