Personal Information:Riccardo Amoroso holds a master degree cum Laude in Mechanical Engineering from Rome University in Italy and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA (USA). In 2000, after serving as an officer for the Italian Navy, Riccardo joined McKinsey, where he focused on the energy industry. In 2008, Riccardo joined Enel Green Power, taking a leadership role in the solar business managing the Solar Joint Ventures Department and led the set-up of two JV with Sharp and STMicroelectronics: the factory 3Sun and the off-taker ESSE. Riccardo later became CEO of ESSE and successfully managed the investment of 100 MN Euro in IPP solar business. In 2013, Riccardo led EGP efforts in opening the South Africa market (award of 500MW+ solar and wind projects) and later drove the opening of new markets in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2015, Riccardo became the Head of Innovation and Sustainability function for EGP where he managed all innovative activities of Enel in renewable energies globally. In 2017, Riccardo took the leadership of the Innovation and Product Lab function for Enel X, the new-born advanced energy services Division dedicated to e-Home, e-Industry, e-City and e-Mobility solutions offering to final customers. Since October 2018 Riccardo is in charge of the e-City Product Line, overseeing Enel X offering to public administration customers globally.
Climate change, the growth of renewables, a constant surge in energy demand are all decisive factors in an ongoing energy transition that is changing the face of urban environments. Rising urbanization rates, unstoppable technological progress, economic competitiveness, new consumer habits and growing expectations from citizens are all playing their part in revolutionizing lifestyles in urban areas as they pose fresh new challenges on a daily basis.
Enel X aims at supporting public administration in addressing these challenges with success and fast pace, shaping a new circular city model and offering solutions that make energy use more efficient and simultaneously introduce innovative services and better experiences for citizens. Street lighting which becomes smart and adapts depending on climate and traffic conditions, charging stations which become integrated into lighting poles, public transport which is finally quiet and green thanks to fleet electrification and PV depots which fuel them with green energy, big data which allow better urban planning and predictive services. All of these solutions are part of today Enel X portfolio, all bringing strong impact in improving the sustainability of our cities, thanks to electrification, service integration and digitization.
But it is not only a matter of providing cities with innovative services. It is also a matter of supporting cities to understand, study and deeply evaluate the importance and potential of circularity and sustainability. For this reason Enel X has developed also the circular economy report for PAs, a tool which helps city managers to have a grounded assessment of what the current level of circularity of the city is today and to understand what interventions and areas of improvement could have the biggest impact in the path towards a sustainable future.