Winners: Fri-El Green Power, Chemtex Italia and Agricola Le Gerre
This is the final decision of the Jury of the Good Energy Award 2011 – aimed at rewarding producers and constructors of plants for the renewable energy industry. The Jury examined the economic performance and assets situation of applicant companies, focusing their attention on ROE, turnover, produced MW, equity/capital ratio, investment on research and development activities, value produced for the territory and the stakeholder community, and ability to continuously create jobs.
The prize-giving ceremony of the Good Energy Award 2011 was held on 9 June 2011 at the eighteenth-century Villa Trivulzio in Omate (MB).
Winners and finalists
Among the applications received, the Jury panel selected nine finalists, three for each category: Producer (Fri-El Green Power Spa, Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio S.r.l, and Generale Energia S.p.A.), Constructor (Chemtex Italia S.r.l, FERA S.r.l, and Genera S.p.A.) and Trader (Società Agricola Le Gerre Ss, Fra.Ma.S.r.l, and Gruppo ICQ).
The winners of the 2nd edition are:
- Fri-El Green Power (Bolzano), for the Producer category
- Chemtex Italia (Alessandria), for the Constructor category
- Società Agricola Le Gerre (Cremona), for the Trader category
Sponsors and scientific support
The award was sponsored by:
- IMQ – Istituto Marchio di Qualità
- Gruppo HERA
and received the scientific support of:
- GSE-Gestore Servizi Energetici (Italian state-owned company which promotes and supports renewable energy sources)
- FIPER (Italian federation for the production of energy from renewable sources)
- TIS Innovation Park in Bolzano
- Università di Milano-Bicocca
- Università di Trento
- Parco Tecnologico Padano
- Federazione AEIT (Italian Association of Electrical, Electronics, Automation, Information and Communication Technology)
- PDMA SE (Product Development and Management Association South Europe)
The Jury panel of the Good Energy Award 2011 was chaired by:
- Maurizio Fauri - Professor of Sistemi Elettrici per l'Energia at Università di Trento and President of Polo per l’Energia, i.e. the Technological Center for Energy of Trento
and composed by:
- Renzo Capra - FIPER scientific committee and President of A2A
- Alessandro Beda - Vice President at Sodalitas
- Giuseppe Bernardi - CEO at Mittel Corporate Finance
- Giampio Bracchi - Chairman of Fomdazione Politecnico di Milano
- Andrea Cerroni - Università di Milano Bicocca, sociology and social research department
- Maurizio Finicelli - President of Ria & Partners
- Enrico Fusi - executive at Istituto Giuseppe Toniolo di Studi Superiori, founding institution of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
- Giuseppe Garofano - Vice Presidente at Alerion Clean Power
- Giuseppe La Loggia - Sunpower Corporation
- Francesco Zanotti - Researcher in systems theory
Stefano Salvadeo declared:
“The Good Energy Award 2011 registered the same success of last year’s launch of the project – declared Stefano Salvadeo – revealing the ever-increasing number of Italian companies that pay attention to renewable energy. According to Grant Thornton International Business Report 2011, the implementation of energy efficiency policies is one of the most applied Corporate Social Responsibility practices by companies in Italy (41%): this is definitely positive news, though the percentage is lower compared to the European average and to results registered in some developing countries.
Differences between developed and emerging economies increase when comparing the reasons on which environmentally friendly initiatives are based. In fact, developing countries are much more virtuous, as they are really motivated by the will to protect the planet: 78% of companies in Turkey, 76 % in the Philippines, 65% in Chile and Argentina, against 23% in Italy and 13% in the United States, which are motivated by public opinion.
In the light of these results, we wanted to dedicate Good Energy Award to ethics and responsibility, which must be at the heart of energy efficiency policies implemented by companies. We hope that the “Good Energy Award 2011” can stimulate them to focus on research and innovation, as well as on creating value for the territory and stakeholders, pursuing the protection of environment as ultimate purpose.”