Over these years we have combined growth and creation of value with sustainable development. Our 80th anniversary coincided with the completion of our change of business: we sold our last asset in the oil sector (TotalErg) and, after the wind and hydroelectric sectors, we entered the solar energy sector.
Our 2018-2022 Business Plan, with which we presented our new logo, outlined the new guidelines for the company's "renewable" development.
The event to celebrate our 80 years included the exhibition "Evolving Energies", during which the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa was transformed into the "Palace of Energy". The exhibition traced the key landmarks in the history of ERG, from 1938 to 2018, against the backdrop of the Italian and international events that took place at the same time.
The arcade of the Palazzo Ducale also hosted a 3D virtual reality space "The Power of Change", where visitors used special visors to explore some of the most evocative locations of ERG plants: from the Marmore waterfalls, which powers one of its hydroelectric power plants, to the countryside of Puglia and Sicily, where some of its wind farms and photovoltaic plants are located.
The arcade of the Palazzo Ducale also hosted the "ERG for Young" area, dedicated to younger visitors with workshops and content designed specifically for children, thanks to the contributionof the Edoardo Garrone Foundation, Festival della Scienza and Flying Angels.
The plaque dedicated to Riccardo Garrone was unveiled in the foyer of the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa; Riccardo Garrone was a passionate supporter of the theatre and financed its reconstruction at the end of the 1980s following its damage by bombing during the Second World War.
During the event, after Chairman Edoardo Garrone's speech, the book "ERG. Da sempre un passo avanti" (ERG. Always One Step Ahead) was presented. This photographic book is dedicated to the history of ERG: a true journey through the most important pages of the company, against the background of the events that took place in Italy during this period.