On the 26th and 27th of January the Florence School of Regulation (EUI) has participated at the first kick-off meeting of the SmartNet project in Milan.
The meeting was opened by RSE, in its role of main Project Coordinator. Gianluigi Migliavacca illustrated SmartNet’s main goals and objectives.
The Project aims to identify which information should be exchanged and which ICT tools should be used for the coordination of transmission of electricity at national level with its distribution at local level – in order to ensure observability, control of distributed generation, flexible demand and storage systems.
The impact on the ongoing market coupling process and other market developments will be taken into account as well and the analysis will be extended to real time markets in the next years. Different TSO-DSO interaction models will be studied and applied to national cases (Italy, Denmark and Spain) where physical pilots and simulations will be realised.
FSR (EUI) is contributing to the project as Leader of Dissemination activities (Work Package 7). As such, on the first day of the meeting, FSR took care of organising a Press Conference with European and Italian journalists to officially launch and promote the project.
Future actions and developments on dissemination, such as the organisation of three workshops, webinars and one online debate were presented by Hugo Gil and Ilaria Conti , WP 7 Coordinators, on Wednesday, 27th January.
The general interest on the topic was remarkable, as demonstrated by the number of attendees and articles, videos and questions that were collected by FSR during the meeting and the press conference. All the relevant material produced will be soon available on the SmartNet website, which will work as a platform not only for project members but also for external users.
Key Contributions from the Press
Quotidiano Energia: Via al progetto europeo Smartnet
Canale Energia: Interview – Ilaria Conti