Associated Partners


Agici Finanza d’Impresa is a company offering research and advisory services, which specialises in utility, infrastructure and energy efficiency. Since 1985, Agici has been working in collaboration with companies and organizations, as well as local, national, and international governments, and other institutions. Its main goal is to recommend policies and to implement projects that aim at creating value for specific firms or the entire country. The team’s approach is based on a sound theoretical background and on an extensive empirical knowledge of managerial, financial and economic issues. This guarantees flexibility to the clients’ needs and customized solutions. Agici created a wide network of national and international partners thanks to the highly appreciated competences and the many years’ experience of its team. Agici professionals gained national and international experience and expertise in many private and public sectors including:

  • Renewables;
  • Energy efficiency;
  • Water, Waste, Power, and Gas Utilities;
  • Infrastructure;
  • Internet/Broadband Networks.


Althesys is an independent professional firm, specialized in strategic advisory and in the research in the environment, energy and utilities industries. It operates in the areas of strategic analysis, economic and financial research and corporate finance, carrying on studies and projects both at national and international level.

It assists companies, institutions and public bodies in developing knowledge and in defining strategies in an original and pragmatic way. Analysis and planning are conducted applying sound methodologies.

Althesys provides strategic consulting and creates knowledge in key sectors as environment, energy, utilities and infrastructures.

The projects, experience and studies of over twenty-five years of academic and professional activity of our consultants working with companies, institutions and public bodies have given birth to a structure of high quality. Unique competences in strategic sectors enhance our advisory services, strong but flexible, tailored to the needs of each client, providing focused assistance on economic research and strategic and financial planning.

Althesys’ team, composed by professional consultants brings together qualified and multidisciplinary competences of university professors, consultants and managers who are expert in strategic, financial and management consulting.

All the projects are realised with a specific philosophy based on innovative and not predefined solutions, international approach, focus by industry, theoretical soundness, independence, pragmatic way and results orientation.

Among the several projects: advisory and research activities in the energy industry, strategies and evaluations of waste separate collection and recycling systems, cost-benefit analysis for plants and infrastructures, strategic analysis for local utilities, counselling for sustainability policies in different industries and services, consulting, studies and researches in the water, waste, energy and infrastucture industries.


Applus+ is one of the world's leading testing, inspection and certification companies. We are a global reference for quality and integrity. With more than 18,700 employees, we operate a network of more than 350 offices and laboratories in more than 70 countries across the globe. We provide solutions for clients in all types of sectors, ensuring that their assets and products comply with health and safety, quality and environmental standards and regulations.

Applus+ is accredited by major international organizations. Our independent services help companies in the Renewable Energy, Power, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Industry and Telecommunications sectors, among others.

Relying on our skilled teams of technical staff and other in-house expertise, we strive to improve our client's performance and reduce their risks.

At Applus+, our focus never veers from integrity and ethics, independent assessments, customer satisfaction and safety at work.

Applus+ holds extensive global accreditations, recognitions and agreements, and our knowledge and expertise give us an unrivalled ability to overcome regulatory, market, and supply-chain hurdles. Wherever you are, whatever you need, we will provide a technological 'one-stop-shop' solution to safeguard both your company assets and the environment.


Asja is an International group of companies working in the field of renewables, energy efficiency and climate-altering greenhouse gas emission reduction. Established in 1995, Asja has been growing exponentially ever since, building specialist know-how to handle all the issues related to clean energy generation by means of cutting edge technologies, ensuring full compliance with domestic and international standards.

For over 20 years, Asja has been designing, building and operating cutting-edge renewable fueled power plants in Italy and abroad, with special focus on the South American Countries and China. With a fleet of 49 fully operational biogas/biomass fueled plants, windfarms and PV systems totaling 200 MW of installed capacity, Asja can generate over 580 GWh of green energy every year, enough to fulfill 860,000 people's energy demand.

More than just clean energy...

Asja is also active in micro-cogeneration; indeed, Asja regards investing in new technologies targeting energy saving and efficiency as a priority.

To Asja, environmental protection is not only a duty, but also an opportunity for social and business development. Through projects targeting the dissemination of environmental culture and education, Asja discloses its CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility. In addition, Asja spreads awareness in the community with its Sustainability Report and its voluntary CO2 emission offsetting scheme.


CESI is an independent center of expertise and a global provider of technical and engineering services to customers throughout the energy value chain, including business and technical consultancy, engineering and operational support. CESI also acts as owner’s engineer and provide qualified third-party opinions to power utilities worldwide. Through its top-class modern testing facilities located in Milan, Berlin (IPH GmbH) and Mannheim (FGH GmbH), CESI is among the leading international organizations providing measurements and inspection, testing & certification and design review services to the global power industry.

Technical innovation is at the heart of much of what CESI does. CESI network of more than 1000 highly experienced professionals around the world, working from offices and through representatives in 35 countries, is dedicated to delivering customized solutions. These include providing innovative, yet practical, answers to meet the energy-related challenges of modern equipment and processes. CESI uniquely combine expertise in strategic and policy consultancy with comprehensive technical and technological know-how.

CESI 2013 financial performance was largely positive. In particular, in 2013, CESI and its subsidiaries posted Revenues ("Production Value") of over 110 million Euro, EBITDA of 22,7 million Euro, Net Profit of 9.6 million Euro, Cash Flow of 5.1 million Euro and a Net Financial Position of 30.6 million Euro. The return on the average net invested capital (ROI) amounted to approximately 25% as of 31.12.2012.


Convert Italian Spa, based in Rome and factory in Pomezia, is active in the development of industrial technologies for the production of energy from renewable sources since 1981. The company has always been its capacity in innovation and flexibility of the real competitive and distinctive force by adapting its offering to the market evolutions first in Italy then in some world countries with a direct commercial and technical presence.

The company primarily operates in the industrial production of single-axis trackers both as single products or as components for integrated systems recording since 2012 the first patent for its flagship product, the last MX1 today TRJ TK a solution for the daily handling PV panels from sunrise to sunset, which increases by 25% (compared to fixed systems) energy and economic performance of the entire plant.

Convert Italia realized over the last years, more than 40 photovoltaic plants of large size in Italy as EPC turnkey way, gaining experience and competence at all stages of the value chain. This experience makes it an ideal partner for those involved in the design and implementation of large photovoltaic systems together with whom Convert is able to cooperate not only supplying components and products of the commercial portfolio, but supporting all phases of engineering, design optimization and supervision for the realization.

Thanks to this expertise, constant investment in research and development and patents that arise, the company is among the top 10 worldwide players and is chosen as technology partner by major investors and international Utility of the electricity sector for the development of large photovoltaic plants in various parts of the world.

2016 sees the Convert engaged in providing Tracker for the Ituverava facility in the state of Bahia, Brasil, the largest photovoltaic plant in the world in pursuit, for an extension of 630 hectares and 260 MW of production capacity. Also thanks to this contract and others in Brazil as in India, South Africa, Jordan, Namibia, etc., Convert Italy will produce almost 1 GW of tracker in 2016 and has programs for 1.7 GW in 2017, making it one of the top five companies in the sector in the world.

RINA Consulting

On June 1st, 2017, D’Appolonia, OST Energy and other companies of the RINA Group will merge together into a single entity, RINA Consulting.  The creation of Rina Consulting is the turning point in a long-lasting process where we combine our outstanding portfolios of competences, reliability and innovation in consulting engineering into one unique identity.

Under Rina Consulting, former D'Appolonia expertise and staff will continue enabling greater geographical reach and a number of complementary and additional offerings in the field of consulting engineering. These include a wide range of services such as feasibility and specialized studies, design, Project Management, site engineering and operation & maintenance management.  The team will expand and the same management and organization will continue providing our traditional core high quality consulting services to key public/private players and to International Financial Institutions (IFIs), Equator Principles (EP) Financial Institutions, and Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) throughout the whole investment process, from due diligence through monitoring and supervision up to project completion and operation.

With a history going back 150 years, RINA Group will now provide engineering and consultancy services under one single brand RINA Consulting, in addition to the traditional services (testing, inspection and certification) provided under the brand RINA Services.  With over 1,700 employees distributed in 43 offices in 25 countries, and total revenues close to 170 Million Euros, RINA Consulting will be one of the most significant players in the consulting and engineering market.

The commitment of D’Appolonia management team to our Clients is that, as RINA Consulting, we will continue to provide the same high and possibly higher standard of service than in the past 15 years, striving to always deliver solutions according to best international practice and to add value to Your projects.  Our unique team of experts and people will remain at the heart of our business, and, that you will still be dealing with the same people.

EF Solare


Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We have more than 5,000 people in over 40 countries and territories working out of more than 160 offices. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. Over the past three years we have worked for more than 50 per cent of the Global Fortune 500 delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.

For over 40 years we have been working with clients around the world and in diverse industry sectors to help them to understand and manage their environmental, health, safety, risk and social impacts. The key sectors we serve include Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, and Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical. All face critical sustainability challenges and our clients in these and many other areas rely on our ability to assist them operate more sustainably which has a positive impact on our planet.


Founded in 1950 to design and manufacture High Power Converters, FRIEM continued to develop its know-how in energy conversion for Industrial, Traction and Renewable Energies applications. In 1956 FRIEM produced and installed its first 50kA Rectifier Unit for application in Chlor-Alkali industry. At the absolute forefront in technology, in the early 60’s FRIEM was able to manufacture units rated up to 110kA and to design the first high current Thyristor Rectfier. Service continuity required by the Electrochemical Industry oriented FRIEM’s design towards absolute reliability: quality, safety, latest international standards have always been the base for the design and development of our Equipment.

This experience and know-how were applied in the early 70’s when FRIEM started the production of Rectifier Units for traction application. With the support of its Partners, FRIEM provides complete Substations Systems with all the main equipment and services.

In 1984 FRIEM was able to design and start-up its first Power Supply for a PolySilicon CVD Reactor. Nowadays FRIEM has hundred of units in service all over the World supplying all the different types of CVD Reactors.

In 2009 FRIEM started the production of the ReCon Line, a complete line of Inverters for the Renewable Energies, becoming one of the main manufacturer in Italy and in the World.

In order to serve our customers with a wider range of products and solutions, FRIEM has started partnerships and investments with expert Electrotechnical Companies. This strategy gives FRIEM an even stronger Local presence, with offices, workshops and representatives in more than 20 Countries all over the World.

Ugo Bordoni Foundation

Fondazione Ugo Bordoni (FUB) is a Cultural and Research Institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Economic Development acknowledged by law 3/2003.

The ability of FUB to combine ICT (Information and Communication Technology) research with public interest services contributes to the protection of citizens.

Born in 1952 within the Ministry of Postal and Telecommunications service, the Fondazione boasts a solid tradition of research and applied studies in the telecommunications field, committed to bridging the gap between pure and applied research.

The Fondazione aims at identifying innovative solutions for broadband communications and new generation networks to meet the challenges posed by technological convergence. After having developed a solid expertise in the field of communication networks, FUB has extended the range of its activities to ICT.

In the future, FUB will develop projects to optimize the infrastructure systems in crucial fields, such as energy, health and mobility.

Recently signed agreements include those with the Ministry of Economic Development (MiSE) and the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM), those with the Ministry of Justice, the General Headquarters of the Carabinieri, the Ministry of Environment, the Civil Defence, the National Research Council (CNR), as well as those with network enterprises (ENI, Enel, Terna, the Italian Post Office) and major Italian Universities. The Fondazione also works together with many European partners with regard to EU initiatives.

FUB’s mission also includes a strong commitment to education and promotion of public debate concerning the technological and industrial development in Italy.


IREN is a multiutility company listed on the Italian Stock Exchange, operates in the sectors of electricity (production, distribution and sale), thermal energy for district heating (production and sale), gas (distribution and sale), the management of integrated water services, environmental services (collection and disposal of waste) and services for the local authorities.

The Iren Group’s mission is to provide customers and citizens with efficient, high quality services at competitive prices in the fields of energy, integrated water and environmental services and services for the local authorities, working with proficiency and expertise in full compliance with environmental and safety regulations. The company contributes to the welfare of its employees and the community in the process, also guaranteeing its shareholders adequate business profitability.

IREN Rinnovabili is active in the production of electricity from renewable sources through various projects focused mainly on the photovoltaic sector.

In its daily business, IREN also pursues important goals such as sustainable development and environmental protection, the rational use of energy, continuous improvement and efficiency in the services provided, thus contributing to the development of the areas in which it operates.


Founded in 1956 as an electromechanical company, SAET has been operating for over fifty years in the Energy field, in systems and plants for production, transmission and distribution of electric energy as well as for cement and steel industry.

In the late 80’s SAET became part of Techint Group, acquiring new working methods and the ability to assume responsibility for Turn-Key systems supplies, on the international market too.

In 1993 SAET has been the subject of a management buy-out by its directors who currently are the shareholders and who have the technical and management responsibility of the company.

In 2003 SAET became VAR (Value Added Reseller) of General Electric for protection & control: it has the experience of more than 60 plants with integrated P&C. In 2005 it started to supply HV substation up to 420kV and it has realised more than 50 HV turnkey substations integrating power, protection, controls and civil works.

In 2012 SAET approached Energy storage market working as system integrator of different electrochemical technologies in 8 projects for a total of 18MW/90 MWh installations.


For over 30 years, SIEL has been engaged in the creation and research of technologies for reliable energy and for its generation from renewable sources.

System equipped with Siel’s products and service supplied have become a guarantee of quality worldwide.

Since its establishment, SIEL has been pursuing quality, environmental and health and safety policies. For this reason, SIEL decided to embrace an Integrated Management System in compliance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

From the very first contact, SIEL supports its customers with its professional structure and its highly qualified human resources, always aiming towards the total satisfaction of the customer’s needs and beyond: those who enter SIEL find consulting, support, professionalism and peace of mind.

From private to public, SIEL builds the most suitable tools for each customer and manages its energy in safety: fundamental advantages for highly critical areas such as those of finance, health, data centres, industrial plants and telecommunications.

After having been subjected to an audit, SIEL obtains the “bankability” by OST ENERGY, that attests that "SIEL Inverters have been independently assessed and positively evaluated by OST Energy, a leading Technical Consultancy Firm with global presence widely accepted among Lenders and Investors, specialized in technical due diligence and factory audits in the renewable energy Sector".

Choosing SIEL means relying on experts to find the best solution in daily activities.