The GAUDI system - (Gestione Anagrafica Unica degli Impianti e Unità di Produzione - Consolidated Records Management of Production Plants and Units) - is the consolidated Italian records management system for all the country’s electricity production plants. The platform (the creation of which was stipulated in ARERA Resolution ARG/elt 124/10) is developed and managed by Terna. As well as being able to individually identify the production plants, it serves other significant purposes for the electricity system:
- Through a suitable control panel, it can monitor the entire life cycle of a production plant, from its grid connection application to its commissioning and its authorisation on the energy markets;
- It can rationalise the data streams between the various stakeholders operating in the electricity sector (Terna, GSE, distributors, producers, etc.) with reference to updating the records of the production plants;
- It comprises one of the main sources of information for managing the Italian electricity system in the planning, programming and operation phases;
- It collects the information on the technical characteristics of the plants (e.g. aligning the distributed generation plants with the provisions of the Grid Code) which are also useful for evaluating the level of resilience of the Italian electricity system in the face of grid disturbances.