The Electricity System Security Plan, prepared annually by Terna and approved by the Ministry for Economic Development, is a four-year programme that sets out initiatives to prevent and reduce the consequences of malfunctions on the electricity grid.
invested for security in 2018
invested for security from 2019-2022
The Plan breaks down into eight grid operation areas, regarding the planning, supervision, regulation and protection, restart and monitoring of the electricity system, as well as an area dedicated to safe and optimal management of renewable energy sources.
The Plan also defines initiatives to protect the physical integrity of the grid, including surveillance and protection activities regarding the most critical electricity substations and actions to protect the IT security of infrastructure against attempts at forced entry, unauthorised access and possible cyber-attacks.
These areas of intervention are confirmed in the 2019 Security Plan, in which the activities carried out in 2018 and those planned for the period 2019-2022 are described. The key drivers for the 2019 Security Plan are:
Security and adequacy of the system
Digital transformation and system innovation