The Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is a coordination tool aimed at integrating environmental concerns into planning process, by considering its effects on the environment. According to European Union Directive 2001/42/EC, the SEA process should aim at guaranteeing high levels of environmental protection and promoting sustainable development.
According to current legislation (Legislative Decree 152/2006), transposing the above-mentioned Directive 2001/42/EC, the SEA procedure is divided into 6 phases:
The consultation process, which Terna implements by the constant dialogue with local institutions, makes it possible to find shared sustainable localization hypothesis for the needs of the Grid Development Plan.
The SEA sets out the consultation process through the indications detailed in the reasoned opinion, which concludes the assessment phase. The results of the consultation are included in the SEA monitoring of the plan implementation.