The Digi e Lode initiative, which the Hera Group dedicates to schools in the areas served to support their school digitization projects, is also starting again in this new 2022/2023 school year. There will be ten primary and lower secondary schools in Emilia-Romagna to be awarded 2,500 euros each and a further ten in the Marche and Abruzzo. To these will be added 56 schools in Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lombardy and Puglia in which other Group companies operate (with the brands EstEnergy, Ascotrade, Ascopiave Energie, Blue Meta and Amgas Blu).
Overall, therefore, there will be 76 schools that will be awarded a total amount of around 200,000 euros. The sums put up for grabs by the multi-utility, as every year, will be assigned on the basis of special rankings drawn up at the end of each quarter and will be used to finance school digitization projects that can be chosen independently by the institutions according to specific needs.
Among the schools awarded in the 2nd quarter of 2021/2022, one in Forlì and one in Cesena
The deliveries of the prizes to the winning institutes of the second quarter 2021/2022 are underway in these days. Among the five schools awarded in Emilia-Romagna at the end of the first school term, one is in Cesena: the Cesena 7 Don Lorenzo Milani primary school in via S. Colombano, 235 and one in Forlì, the Raoul Follereau primary school in via Benedetto Pergoli , 1, each of which will receive the prize of 2,500 euros. The province of Forlì-Cesena is one of the territories that has benefited the most from the initiative: from the first edition to today, 47,500 euros have already been awarded, in support of 19 digitization projects chosen independently by as many institutes, according to their needs.
Up to now, with Digi e Lode a total of 565 thousand euros have been distributed to 140 schools in Emilia-Romagna, 30 in Marche and Abruzzo, 56 in Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lombardy and Puglia. The prizes were used to purchase touch monitors, interactive multimedia whiteboards, video projectors, notebooks and tablets, electronic microscopes, training courses on three-dimensional design, PCs, webcams, 3D and laser printers, USB and SIM sticks for data connections.
The complete ranking can be consulted at
Participating in Digi e Lode is very simple: just one click
The mechanism of Digi and Lode is simple. Every time a customer activates one or more digital services made available free of charge by Hera Group companies (such as digital self-reading, which allows bills to always be in line with real consumption, subscription to Online Services or specific apps for each companies, which allow the customer to easily manage services, supplies and other aspects of his relationship with the company 24 hours a day), contributes to increasing a score which is distributed among the schools in his Municipality and generates a ranking .
Furthermore, it is also possible for the customer to choose the specific school to which to attribute the score acquired, by indicating directly on the website dedicated to the initiative and in this way the points acquire a greater value, being multiplied by five.
In the 2021/2022 school year alone, Digi e Lode totaled over 570,000 digital behaviors activated by Hera customers, including around 150,000 subscriptions to Online Services, 99,000 requests for electronic bill submission, 206,000 app downloads My Hera and 120,000 downloads of the Il Rifiutologo app.
“The project continues to receive excellent feedback from our customers and the local area and this makes us very satisfied and proud – comments Cristian Fabbri, Hera Group Central Market Director and Hera Comm Chief Executive Officer – because these are precious resources for the schools. With Digi e Lode we want to help support this commitment in our reference territories. By working together, the company and local communities can generate a tangible environmental and social impact in the long term and we therefore invite all our customers to participate in increasing numbers”.