ENEL RENEWABLES AND SMART TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS TO POWER THE FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP
Enel has teamed up with the FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric racing series – after announcing an agreement to become the championship’s Official Power Partner. The announcement was made at an event held today at the MAXXI Contemporary Art and Architecture museum in Rome.
Formula E is partnering with global energy leader Enel to promote the advancement of the championship’s power technology infrastructure.
Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said: “We are delighted to welcome Enel as the Official Power Partner of Formula E. The solutions that they will put in place to allow all of our events to be carbon neutral reinforces our belief that business, sport and entertainment can be run in a fully sustainable way. This is a very exciting new venture and I look forward to witnessing the developments in sustainable power delivery that comes as a result of this partnership.”
Francesco Starace, CEO and General Manager of the Enel Group, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Formula E team to lend our expertise in accelerating the digitisation of their energy management infrastructure and powering them through our renewable energy generation technologies. Enel and Formula E are natural partners, as we both embrace the exciting opportunities in electric mobility, smart cities and the clean energy revolution. We are now joining forces to continue with our pioneering work in the field of technological innovation for the vehicles of the future.”
Enel will work with Formula E to optimise its clean energy generation, distribution and management, showcasing its advanced energy solutions. The partnership gets the green light at the upcoming Berlin ePrix, which takes place on May 21st, and will run through the following two seasons, with the possibility to extend the agreement beyond the 2017/18 season.
Enel is designing a fully digitised energy mini-grid for Formula E, using the company’s smart metering technology to monitor power usage and give fans the chance to interact with an advanced energy system in real time. In the current season, Enel will gradually deploy its smart meters and energy management system, harvesting data on energy usage for each team and across the event at every race.
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