About Enel

Company Description

Enel (Italy’s national entity for electricity) was founded in 1962 with the fusion of more than a thousand energy producers. With a solid bedrock of hydroelectric power as our starting point, our task was to power the country’s rapid growth. We modernized and extended the national grid, later connecting it to the European network.

The energy crisis of the following decade spurred us to explore alternative sources of power, including nuclear. But above all, we pioneered a number of renewable energy plants. We installed one of the largest hydroelectric plants of its kind, the first grid-connected solar installation, the first photovoltaic power station, and Italy’s first wind farm. Then the Italian electricity market was liberalized, and we became a private company. Our business focus was the production, distribution, and supply of energy.

Year founded


Served area



Viale Regina Margherita, 137, 00198 Rome – Italy

Shareholder information

Shares outstanding



Jan. 1, 2000

Stock exchange(s)

Borsa Italiana



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