About us

A unique company in Italy that has always been committed to the production of electricity from completely renewable sources.

Manifesto

We were born renewable, the energy of the Aosta Valley territory is in our DNA. It is our determination to pursue a development that generates harmony between present and future needs, which considers natural resources as noble allies, to be respected, protected and cared for. The companions on our journey are water, wind and sun. The territory we live in, and together with which we generate value, is our home: we take care of it in the best possible way and look far ahead to build, with whoever will want to accompany us, a sustainable future.

Our roots are in the Aosta Valley and our energy reaches all over Italy. We work for the common good, investing in the development, enhancement and protection of the regional territory. To reduce the environmental impact, we produce only energy from renewable sources through 32 hydroelectric power plants, 8 wind farms and 4 photovoltaic plants. With an average annual production of about 3 billion kWh, our plants are production centers of excellence and represent a heritage of historical, cultural and scenic importance.

People are our strength, inside and outside the company. We work in a growth - and wellness-oriented environment where employees can best express professionalism, competence and passion. We develop customized offers for our customers, which by purchasing our clean energy can contribute to a more sustainable future for new generations.

Values

We operate daily on the basis of our values, the founding pillars of our Group and our way of working. We are guided by reliability, belonging, sustainability and innovation to be close to people and the environment around us.

  • Reliability 
    We are the point of reference for our clients in the territory and beyond: each story is experience that generates value and allows us to meet different needs.
  • Belonging
    Our roots are important to us: we respect and support their growth, merging development and sustainability into a unique, absolute, and boundless value.
  • Sustainability
    We work every day to build a company that is increasingly solid and competitive economically, environmentally and socially, aware that sustainability is not only energy production from renewable sources, but also extends to other areas.
  • Innovation
    We invest in people, ideas, and technology to achieve real change: we look ahead to improve our efficiency and ensure the evolution of our services.

Team

Board of Directors
Board
Supervisory Body
Chairman
Chairman
Marco Cantamessa

Marco Cantamessa is a full professor in the Department of Management and Production Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin. Alongside his academic activities, he has had extensive experience in the field of innovation, notably as chairman of I3P, the incubator of the Politecnico di Torino, and Neva Finventures, the corporate venturing company of the Intesa Sanpaolo banking group. He has been the Chairman of Compagnia Valdostana delle Acque since 2017.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Giuseppe Argirò
General Manager (GM)
General Manager (GM)
Enrico De Girolamo

Enrico de Girolamo is an Electrical Engineer and EGE (Expert in Energy Management) certified under UNI CEI 11339:2009 by SECEM since 2015. He has had extensive experience in the design and management/administration of companies committed to energy efficiency and energy production services. Currently, as well as general manager of C.V.A. S.p.A., he is the Chairman and CEO of CVA Energie S.r.l, sole director of CVA Smart Energy S.r.l., CVA Eos S.r.l. and Valdigne Energie S.r.l. He is also the Chairman of the Energy Category of Confindustria Valle d'Aosta and a Member of the Board of Directors of Elettricità Futura.

CVA EOS S.r.l. a.s.u.
Innovation committee
Management Secretariat Office
Risk Management Function
Risk Management
Danilo Angrilli

Danilo Angrilli began his career as a metalworker at CEI, and in 1989 he joined ENEL Valle d'Aosta, where he rose to the position of Deputy Chief of Operations, managing all ENEL plants in VdA. In 2009, he became CVA's Development Office Manager, coordinating the construction of the Alessandria and Valenza photovoltaic plants and following the acquisitions of the Piansano, Saint Denis and Ponte Albanito wind farms. Since 2019, he has been in charge of the Risk Management Function.

Legal and Corporate Affairs Area
Chief Legal Officer (CLO)
Marco Bortolotti

Description of the area
The Legal and Corporate Affairs Area is responsible for ensuring compliance with the rules of corporate governance, compliance with national and international laws in which the Group companies operate, especially those concerning delegations of powers, decisions of boards of directors, of executives, in order to ensure, in the broader sense of corporate security every precaution tending to contain the risks and probability of decreasing the Company's income capacity and therefore its value with the coordination of organizational actors in the field of controls and in order to support the processes of procurement from outside for all Group companies, paying particular attention to the application of industry regulations.

Summary CV
Marco Bortolotti earned his law degree from the University of Turin. In 2002, after consultancy work in the legal field and work experience in the legal department of FINAOSTA S.p.A., he was hired at CVA in the commercial department. He has held various positions in the administrative bodies of CVA Group companies, gaining significant experience in corporate affairs. He has held the position of Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs Area since 2019.

Compliance Function
Compliance
Federico Massa

Federico Massa was born in Aosta. He earned a high school diploma in science and a bachelor's degree in economics and business at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. He began his professional career at CVA in 2009, within the internal operating arm of the Company's Supervisory Board. Since 2019, he has been Head of the Regulatory Compliance Function, a function that covers the administrative responsibility of entities, anti-corruption and transparency regulations, and privacy.

Legal Affairs Function
ad interim Marco Bortolotti

Marco Bortolotti earned his law degree from the University of Turin. In 2002, after consultancy work in the legal field and work experience in the legal department of FINAOSTA S.p.A., he was hired at CVA in the commercial department. He has held various positions in the administrative bodies of CVA Group companies, gaining significant experience in corporate affairs. He has held the position of Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs Area since 2019.

Purchasing and Procurement Function
Claudia Bastrentaz

Claudia Bastrentaz graduated with a degree in Management Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin, then passed the state exam for her license to practice, also at the Polytechnic. From 2005 to 2008, she served as Controller at Cogne Acciai Speciali's Management Control and then was hired as Buyer at CVA's Purchasing and Procurement Function. The professional growth path within the Company, led her to the position of Head of Purchasing and Procurement Function from the 1st of April 2022.

Regulatory Affairs and Development Function
Marco Malacarne Gentile

Marco Malacarne Gentile is Head of the Regulatory Affairs and Development Function in charge of the electricity sector regulation and acquisition of renewable power plants. After practising law at a Milan law firm specializing in industrial and intellectual property, he joined CVA as an employee in 2007 and, before taking his current position, trained and worked for ten years within the Legal Function.

Administration, Finance Control and Services Department
Chief Financial Officer
Angelo Biagini

Angelo Biagini joined CVA in 2001 and since 2006 is in charge of organizing, supervising and ensuring the administrative, financial, control and human resource management activities of the CVA Group. As graduate accountant he has many years of experience in areas of responsibility gained in companies operating in the food and beverage, building and construction, and engineering industries.

Management Control Function
Claudia Musso

Claudia Musso graduated in Business Economics with a specialization in Planning and Control at the L. Bocconi Commercial University in Milan. In 2003, she was hired in the CVA Group in the position of controller. Over the years, she has attended numerous professional development courses in the areas of energy, management, and economics/finance, and has held positions on the Boards of Directors of some of the Group's investee companies. Since 2009, she has held the position of head of Management Control for the CVA Group.

Administration Function
Claudia Christillin

Claudia Christillin received her Bachelor's degree in Business and Economics in 1993. She has gained expertise and professional know-how in the field of community funding analysis and in administrative-accounting roles in the IT component industry. After a long experience in the area of management control in Engineering S.p.a., as Business Unit Controller and Group Reporting Manager, she has been working in CVA S.p.A. since 2009; she is currently Head of Finance Administration Function.

Finance Office
ad interim Angelo Biagini

Angelo Biagini joined CVA in 2001 and since 2006 is in charge of organizing, supervising and ensuring the administrative, financial, control and human resource management activities of the CVA Group. As graduate accountant he has many years of experience in areas of responsibility gained in companies operating in the food and beverage, building and construction, and engineering industries.

Assets and Services Function
Andrea Bianchin

Andrea Bianchin was born in Turin on 07/08/1964. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin in 1991. From 1992 to 2009 in Enel, later in Deval and since 2016 in CVA. Work experience gained in technical, administrative and management fields.

Strategy Innovation and Sustainability Area
Chief Strategy Innovation Sustainability Officer (CSISO)
Andrea Ostinelli

Andrea Ostinelli, a lawyer qualified at the Turin Court of Appeals, has practiced law in civil judicial and extrajudicial fields. In 2008, he embarked on a new career path at CVA where he worked on Privacy and Administrative Responsibility of Entities under Legislative Decree no. 231/2001, also becoming a member of the Supervisory Boards of the CVA Group companies, which he leaves to serve from 2011 to 2022 as Head of the Purchasing and Procurement Function. Today he serves as Head of the Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability Area.

IT Services Function
Erik Capecchi

Erik Capecchi was born in Ivrea in 1975. Graduated from the Polytechnic University of Turin with a degree in electrical engineering in 2000 and has been a member of the Association of Engineers of the Autonomous Region of Valle d'Aosta since 2001. After a brief experience in the industry, he joined Geval in 2001 named then C.V.A. since 2002. He has held the position of Head of the IT Services Function since 1 January 2010.

Energy Efficiency and
Open Innovation Function
Giampaolo Canestri

Giampaolo Canestri is the Head of the Energy Efficiency and Open Innovation Function and the TLC Office. After graduating with a master's degree in Electrical Engineering, he gained his experience in design and revamping of hydroelectric power plants at Enel Produzione. In CVA since the establishment of the company, he has held various positions including Head of Engineering and Plant Operation. He has been the contact person for CVA's Open Innovation program since 2017.

Sustainability Office
Marketing and External Relations Office
Strategic Planning and Analysis Office
Human Resources Function
Patrizia Joris

Patrizia Joris has held the position of Head of Personnel in relation to CVA Group companies since 2009. Over many decades of work experience, in the field of personnel management and administration, she has participated in many refresher courses and frequent trainings aimed at the knowledge and in-depth study of the specific subject that has been continuously adapted by regulations over time

Organizational Development, Training and Environmental Education Office
Operations
Management

Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Lorenzo Artaz

Department Description
CVA's Operations Department manages, maintains and renovates CVA's plant fleet. It is divided into 5 Functions with specialized tasks and relies on external contracts to carry out civil-hydraulic or extremely specialized electromechanical work. The designs are handled in-house up to the definition of all functional choices and in some cases up to the executives. Monitoring of hydroelectric infrastructure (dams, canals, pipelines, machinery) is designed and renovated in-house by taking advantage of the possibilities offered by technological progress. It manages workplace safety for the entire Company.

Summary CV
Lorenzo Artaz was born in Aosta in 1968. After graduating from classical high school, he received a degree in electrical engineering (in 1992) and a professional license from the Polytechnic University of Turin. Having fulfilled his military obligation as a complementary officer of the Alpine troops, he has been working in renewable energy since 1994 as a manager, designer, and construction manager of the largest hydroelectric power plants in the northwestern Alps. An Engineer in Charge of 8 Large Dams, he has supervised the 50-meter lowering of the Beauregard gravity arch dam, the construction of 2 hydroelectric power plants of more than 30 MW, and carried out the design of other power plants with more than 170 MW of power.

QSA Function
Stefano Juglair

Stefano Juglair is a geologist. He worked from 2001 to 2004 at the Geological Monitoring Office of the Autonomous Region of Valle d'Aosta. He joined CVA in 2004 and became head of the Quality, Safety and Environment Function in 2015. He mainly deals with issues of safety, environment, climate change, ecological runoff, snowmaking and hydroelectric concessions. He is currently a member of the Valdostan Glaciers Steering Committee and the Environment and Safety Committee of Future Electricity.

Prevention and Protection Service Manager (RSPP)
Exercise Division
Pierpaolo Spelgatti

Pierpaolo Spelgatti graduated in 2002 with a degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin. He joined the company in 2003, initially in charge of production scheduling and plant teleconducting, and later in charge of safety and environment as Function Manager. Since 2011, he is the Operations Manager, with the task of coordinating the operational areas that ensure the supervision and proper operation of the CVA Group's hydroelectric power plants and the Aosta Teleconduction Station.

Exercise Support
Remote control station
Upper Valley Operations Department
Middle Valley Operations Department
Lower Valley Operations Department
TLC Office
Giampaolo Canestri

Giampaolo Canestri is the Head of the Energy Efficiency and Open Innovation Function and the TLC Office. After graduating with a master's degree in Electrical Engineering, he gained his experience in design and revamping of hydroelectric power plants at Enel Produzione. In CVA since the establishment of the company, he has held various positions including Head of Engineering and Plant Operation. He has been the contact person for CVA's Open Innovation program since 2017.

Electromechanical Engineering Division
Antonino Sannolo

Antonino Sannolo is the Engineer in Charge of the Electromechanical Engineering Division of the Operations Department. He has been with the company since 2008 and previously worked in companies such as Italgas S.p.A. (as head of Plant Management of the Northeast Italy District and as head of the Sulmona Territorial Operations Unit), Eni S.p.A. (as an engineer dedicated to foreign projects in Eni Corporate) and as a researcher at ENEA. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Telcha.

Civil Engineering Division
Ivan Nuris

An environmental and land planning engineer, he worked from 2006 to 2008 at ENEL Spa in hydroelectric power plant refurbishment projects. He has been with CVA since 2008 and has been responsible for the Civil Engineering Function since 2016. He is in charge of hydraulic and structural design, construction management, monitoring and geological aspects for the group. The unit manages monitoring and all regulatory compliance related to the management of large and small dams.

Corporate bodies

Board of Directors
Name Qualification

CANTAMESSA Marco

Chairman

ARGIRÒ Giuseppe

Chief Executive Officer

CASALI Valeria

Board member

GRAND BLANC Marzia

Board member

MARRA Fabio

Board member

Board of Auditors
Name Qualification

ODISIO Gianni

Chairman

TERMINE Marco Carmelo

Standing Auditor

PAESANI Federica

Standing Auditor

SCARRONE Massimo

Alternate Auditor

BETTA Cristina

Alternate Auditor

Acknowledgements

SMAU Innovation Award
Beginning in 2010, as a result of the desire for innovation of an internal team of young engineers and industrial experts from the Electromechanical Engineering Function, a path aimed at creating a unified, effective and technological management process for the operation of electromechanical plants was initiated.
Sustainability Gold Medal Award
In June 2019, CVA Group's Corporate Social Responsibility commitment received an important recognition: a gold medal from EcoVadis, a U.S.-based company that developed the first collaborative platform for assessing the sustainability of suppliers in global logistics chains.
The stars of legality
The Legality Rating is an important recognition, lasting two years, awarded to Italian companies by the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM). The award recognizes compliance with the principles of legality, transparency and social responsibility.
"Oscar di Bilancio" award 2021

On 25 November at Palazzo Mezzanotte, the CVA Group was awarded the prestigious Oscar di Bilancio prize, sponsored by FERPI, Borsa Italiana and Bocconi University. Now in its 57th edition, the Oscar di Bilancio each year awards the most virtuous companies in reporting and caring for stakeholder relations and is a benchmark for the economic and financial community. The award aims to enhance the ability to fully and transparently report on economic, social and environmental impacts. The CVA Group was the winner in the Large Unlisted Enterprise category. 

Collaborations

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