Bonifiche Ferraresi: Europe's first smart agricultural district

The first structured package of energy services dedicated to operational partners in the primary sector. With Bonifiche Ferraresi, we established Europe's first smart agricultural district. The project has won the Sodalitas Best in Class award

Published on 12 March 2018

Bonifiche Ferraresi: Europe's first smart agricultural district

The energy of the earth and sun come together in the fields of Bonifiche Ferraresi, where Enel's green and smart electricity is taking agriculture into the age of industry 4.0, while respecting Italy's great agri-food tradition and pursuing innovation and sustainability through a new model of agricultural production.

This is how new business models that tap the benefits of new technologies to optimise processes and increase environmental sustainability are born. 

Europe's first smart agricultural district

This story of innovation, sustainability and new services is the result of the partnership deal signed in June 2016 between Enel and Bonifiche Ferraresi, Italy's largest farm holding, with about 5,500 hectares of farms and lands in Romagna, Tuscany and Sardinia. This agreement is shaping what is expected to become the model of the "smart farm", with a package of tailored and integrated services, including the most modern technological solutions for efficiency, energy storage and electric mobility. It will be a replicable model not only for the big players of the entire agricultural supply chain, but also for the countless small and medium-sized farms that are the best that Italy’s agri-food industry has to offer.

The project proposed to Bonifiche Ferraresi is undoubtedly highly innovative and projected toward the future of the electricity market. A market that will change dramatically in both the short and medium term and that calls us to use tools that are completely different from the ones used up to now

Massimiliano Francone

Business-to-Business and Business-to-Government, Country Italy at Enel X

With this project, the e-Solutions Global Business Line has proven to be a single, go-to partner for the customer for all aspects relating to energy, broadening the offering with value added services

Massimiliano Francone

Business-to-Business and Business-to-Government, Country Italy at Enel X

We cannot stop the major changes that are coming to the electricity market. We need to tackle them, instead, with energy, flexibility and a great innovative spirit. To seize every opportunity

Massimiliano Francone

Business-to-Business and Business-to-Government, Country Italy at Enel X


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