Edison is one of the leading energy operator in Italy, with over 130 years of history behind us, and overall it is a leading European player in the procurement, production and sale of electricity, in the provision of energy and environmental services thanks also to its subsidiary Fenice and in the E&P sector.


Founded over 130 years ago, Edison has contributed to the electrification and development of Italy. It now operates in Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean area, employing 5,000 people. Edison’s electric power plants have a total capacity of 6.4 GW.

The biggest plants in the country that use water power belong to Edison. Today, Edison is continuing to grow in order to build a sustainable energy future.

Edison mission is to stand with its clients, providing intelligent, competitive and sustainable solutions.  Edison supplies electricity, gas and energy and environmental services to families and businesses. Every day, in ten countries around the world, Edison 5000-strong team works passionately to meet their clients’ needs while ensuring local communities and the environment are respected. Edison actions and decisions are guided by the respect for individuals and for all of its stakeholders and by a sense of responsibility and integrity.

Research, development and technological innovation are vital tools in successfully tackling the new world challenges and seizing energy opportunities. The reality of our sector combined with the current economic and climate changes push us on to work even harder in the protection of the environment, technological progress, energy efficiency and the development of renewable energy sources. The Research, Development and Innovation Department (RD&I) is exploring traditional issues relating to electricity and the thermoelectric uses of natural gas, as well as focusing on hydrocarbons and bringing together the entire EDF Group’s research activities. Over the years, we have built up links with key organisations in both the public and private spheres who are active in energy research both in Italy and around the world.

Edison will contribute to the project (WP5) bringing its technical expertise in industrial process analysis to identify potential flexibility sources and the point of view of the market operator/aggregator. Then Edison will support E2i to assess the potential of a wind power plant in providing flexibility services and to enable its participation to the pilot project.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n°773406