The central role we play within the energy system has enabled us to develop an overview and a long-term view. Terna, in fact, is the only player to have global data on the Italian electricity system: a real advantage for finding out and understanding the long-term scenarios and better interpreting the trends in the Italian and international energy market
Terna is responsible for the consolidated and provisional data of the national electricity system. We must constantly monitor
the “real time” data of energy flows on the grid, but we also have in-depth documentation produced on a weekly,
monthly and annual basis.
We produce both certified data that flow into Sistan the network of public and private entities which provides
the country and international bodies with official statistical information),
and scenario and forecast analyses. In order to implement the grid
Development Plan , we must carry out a constant activity of analysis and planning, enabling us to interpret the Italian
energy requirement trend and its evolution.
This web space is dedicated to our insights on current trends and scenarios of the Italian and international energy market.
One characteristic of every power system is the need to guarantee continuously a real-time balance between electricity consumed (e.g. demand from households and businesses) and electricity supplied (e.g. by power plants). Terna guarantees this balance using a highly technological control system, and by running a dedicated market where the “services” required to constantly ensure the continuity and security of the electricity supply are purchased. Today, the main suppliers of these flexibility services are large fossil-fuel power plants. With progressive decarbonisation of production facilities, in future, new, flexible resources will also be required (e.g. industrial production plants, residential water heaters and electric vehicles) to guarantee the adequacy and security of an increasingly heterogenous electricity system, far more complex than the current one. Two years ago, Terna launched “pilot projects” to start this process and to test functioning of the new resources. It’s time to take stock.
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