ENEA - National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development | Italy

Identity Sheet

Date of establishment

September 2009, pursuant to Law no. 99 July 23, 2009 and inheriting all the expertise, skills and capability from the prior research bodies (1952 CNRN – National Committee for Nuclear Research, 1960 CNEN – National Committee for Nuclear Energy, 1982 ENEA – National Committee for Research and Development of Nuclear and Alternative Energy).

Since 2015, ENEA is the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, a public body aimed at research, technological innovation and the provision of advanced services to enterprises, public administration and citizens in the sectors of energy, the environment and sustainable economic development (article 4, Law no. 221 of 28 December 2015).

Supervisor Ministry

Ministry of Ecological Transition

Statute Institution

Public Institution and National Research Agency


Research and Development

  •  Energy Efficiency

Support to Public Administration, Information and Training
Advanced Technologies for Energy and Industry

  • Renewable Energy Sources

Concentrated Solar Thermal Energy
Biomass and Biofuels
Solar Thermal Energy at low and medium temperatures
Hydrogen, Fuel Cells
Energy Storage Systems

  • Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Fusion
Nuclear Fission

  • Climate and the Environment

Environmental Characterization
Prevention and Recovery
Environmental Technologies
Energy and Environmental Modelling
Marine environment
Sustainable Development
Antarctic Expeditions and Research in Polar Areas

  • Safety and Human Health

Seismic Protection
Radiation Biology and Human Health
Radiation Protection
Metrology of Ionizing Radiation

  • New Technologies

Materials Technologies
Radiation Applications
Sustainable Development and Innovation of the Agro-Industrial System

  • Electric System Research

Studies and research, under a Programme Agreement with the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, aimed at innovating the National Electric System to make it cheaper, safer and more environmentally-friendly.

Organization & staff

National organization with branches throughout the whole country: i.e. 1 Rome Headquarters, 9 Research Centres,  5 Laboratories, Territorial Offices and the ENEA – EU Liaison Office in Brussels, endowed with a wide range of expertise, advanced facilities and instruments put at the disposal of both the ENEA research programmes and the Nation’s scientific and entrepreneurial communities.

Number of employees

2 526 in 2019

See the organisational structure 



Federico Testa Chairman

Davide Ansanelli Deputy Director General

Medener contacts

Roberta Boniotti MEDENER Secretary General
+32 2 5120448

Giorgio Graditi MEDENER President
+39 06 30484119

Contact information

Mailing address
ENEA - Institutional Affairs, EU and International Relations
Rue de Namur 72-74 - 1000 Brussels (Belgium)

+32 2 5120448

Energy consumption
Tonnes CO2 equivalent
7,3 t tCO2
en 2013
tCO2 / inhabitant