Indirect CO2eq Emissions (Scope 2)

The Indirect CO2eq energy emissions are due to the procurement of electricity and heat produced by third parties and used by Snam for its activities. Snam calculates indirect CO2eq emissions through the Market Based (MB) approach, which gives a nil CO2eq emission factor for energy consumption from renewable sources, and the Location Based (LB) approach, which instead considers an average CO2eq emission factor of the national electricity grid.

In 2018, total electricity consumption increased by +12% compared with 2017, as a result of two new compression stations (Minerbio and Sergnano) coming into service and greater use of storage plants as a result of the greater amount of gas stored (+9%) and increased ICT consumption (+18%) due to the installation of new equipment.

Emissions (calculated using the MB method) stood at 31,887 tonnes of CO2eq (+10.9% compared with 2017), a lower rise compared with energy fees. In 2018, Snam increased the consumption of electricity produced from renewable sources, which went from 35.4% in 2017 to 37% in 2018, thus avoiding emissions into the atmosphere of approx. 12,100 tonnes of CO2eq (11,040 tonnes of CO2eq with respect to those of 2017). The emissions avoided correspond to approximately 39% of total indirect Scope 2 emissions.

Indirect GHG emissions
scope 2 (kt CO2eq)

Indirect GHG emissions scope 2 (kt CO2eq) (Bar chart)

Green electricity/
total electricity consumption (%)

Green electricity/total electricity consumption (%) (Bar chart)
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