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Enel’s sustainability strategy aims to create value by integrated ESG metrics in our investment decisions.

At Enel, we have identified four Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the creation of long-term value. Our sustainable strategy and our integrated business model allow us to contribute to achieving the following ones: SDG 7 (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all), SDG 9 (Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation), SDG 11 (Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable) and SDG 13 (Take urgent action to tackle climate change and its impacts). 

These relevant SDGs guide us in the definition of the main pillars of our operations.

Decarbonization of power generation: Thanks to our ongoing commitment to decarbonization, renewable energy has increased by 3% from 2020 levels and accounts for over half of the 232 TWh of total energy generated in 2021.

We are the world’s largest renewable energy player in the private sector with 53.4 GW of managed capacity (60% of our total installed capacity). In 2021, we posted another record with 5,120 MW of new renewable capacity built during the year, including batteries.

This repositioning of our generation portfolio brings our share of zero-emission power generation to 62%.

90.4
GW
Total capacity1 87.6 GW nel 2020
53.4
GW
Total renewable capacity 1 48.5 GW nel 2020
5.1
GW
Renewable capacity built 3.1 GW nel 2020
232
TWh
Total production1 217 TWh nel 2020
118
TWh
Total production of renewable energy1 115 TWh nel 2020
62
%
Zero-emission generation2 65% nel 2020

1. Includes capacity and production managed via joint ventures of 3.3 GW and 9.6 TWh, respectively 

2. Includes production managed via joint ventures and nuclear generation 

Electrification of consumption: our position continues to strengthen by way of the traditional retail business, as well as with new services and the infrastructures provided. This enables us to take advantage of the increasing electrification of consumption to create future value. 
309.4
TWh
Energy sold by Enel 298.2 in 2020
69.3
mln
Retail customers 69.5 in 2020
80
MW
Storage BTM 69 in 2020
319.000
TWh
Charging points 186 in 2020
7.7
GW
Demand response 6.0 in 2020
Grid digitalization: Our commitment to the quality, efficiency and reliability of our grids can be seen in the significant improvement in our system average interruption duration index (SAIDI), which has fallen by about 6% across all grids managed.  Grid projects continue to focus on digitalization, with the total number of smart meters installed reaching 45 million, and this has enabled us to provide digital service to 60% of our customers.
74.3
mln     
End users 73.8 in 2020
484.6
TWh
Electricity transported on Enel’s distribution network 507.7 in 2020
243
minutes
SAIDI 259 in 2020
45
mln
Smart meter 44.3 in 2020
 Our shareholders receive a dividend of €0.38 per share, a 6% increase from 2020. Including the growth in value created during the year, the total return came to about 12% for 2021. 

Sustainability-Linked Bonds give our debt holders insight into the direction our Group is taking in terms of our sustainability strategy by creating an explicit link between finance costs and climate risk.

The percentage of sustainable financial instruments reached 55% at the end of 2021, as compared with 33% in 2020.

33
%
2020
55
%
2021
77
%
2020
45
%
2021
Enel’s credit profile supports our goals related to the energy transition.
2021
Available credit lines
15.3
Cash
8.9
Liquidity
24.2 €bn
Long-term credit rating
Rating
Outlook
S&P
BBB+
Stable
Moody's
Baa1
Stable
Fitch
BBB+
Stable