Acronyms

ACEA Azienda Comunale Energia e Ambiente (Municipal Energy and Environment Company)
AEEG Autorità dell’Energia Elettrica e del Gas (Italian Authority for Electricity and Gas)
AGCM Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (Italian Antitrust Authority)
AITAverage Interruption Time
AOT Aree Operative Territoriali (Transmission Operational Area)
ASA Average System Availability
AU Acquirente Unico (Italian Single Buyer)
BoDBoard of Directors
CdP Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
CEI Comitato Elettrotecnico Italiano (Italian Electrotechnical Committee)
CESI Centro Elettrotecnico Sperimentale Italiano (Italian Electrotechnical Testing Centre)
CIGRE Conseil International des Grands Réseaux Electriques à Haute Tension
CNC Centro Nazionale di Controllo
CONSOB Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (National Commission for Companies and the Stock Exchange)
CSR Corporate Social Responsibility
DAEM
Day Ahead Energy Market
DPDevelopment Plan of the National Transmission Electricity Grid
DPS Dividend Per Share
DSMDispatching Service Market
DTDistance Training
EBIT Earnings Before Interest and Taxes
EIAEnvironmental Impact Assessment
EMOEnergy Market Operator
EMS Energy Management System
ENS Energy Not Supplied
EPS Earnings Per Share
EPSESEmergency Plan for the Security of the Electricity System
ERPA Exclusion, Repulsion, Problems, Attraction
ETSO European Transmission System Operators
GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GIS Geographic Information System
GME Gestore del Mercato Elettrico
GRI Global Reporting Initiative
GRTN Gestore della Rete di Trasmissione Nazionale
GSE Gestore del Sistema Elettrico
IBA Important Bird Areas
IEA International Energy Agency
IPO Initial Public Offering
ISPRA Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale
ISR Investimento Socialmente Responsabile
ISTAT Italian National Statistics Institute
MBI Maintenance and Business Intelligence
MBO Management By Objectives
MEF Ministry of Economy and Finance
MELC Ministry for the Environment and Land Conservation
MPA Ministry for Productive Activities (now the Ministry for Economic Development - MED)
N.A. Not Available
NCCNational Control Centre
NTGNational Transmission Grid
OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
PCB Polychlorinated biphenyls
PCT Polychlorinated terphenyls
ROACE Returns On Average Capital Employed
S&PStandard & Poor’s
SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SETSO South European Transmission System Operators
SISTAN National Statistical System
SRISocially Responsible Investment
TFR Trattamento di Fine Rapporto (Staff Severance Indemnity)
TSO Transmission System Operator
TSR Total Shareholder Return
UCTE Union for the Coordination of Transmission of Electricity
VHV Very High Voltage
ZPS Special Protection Area