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Grids4Africa: CESI at the launch event of the new initiative

Grids4Africa: CESI at the launch event of the new initiative
15 . Jul . 2021

Today at 10:30am (CEST) RES4Africa Foundation launches its new initiative Grids4Africa, developed in collaboration with its members and partners with extensive expertise on power grids. The main aim of the Grids4Africa Programme is to raise awareness about the importance of grid infrastructure and the challenges associated with grids in Africa.

The CESI Group CEO, Matteo Codazzi, is now taking part in the launch event to speak about the role of resilient grids to fight climate change, highlighting CESI’s commitment and initiatives in this regard.

During his presentation on the role of resilient grids to fight climate change, our CEO analyzes how Africa has the opportunity to build, from scratch, high-resilient power infrastructure to meet and support the new energy demand, while also focusing on the realization of interconnections and the creation of regional power markets in different areas of the continent.

Simultaneously, Matteo Codazzi assesses the role of CESI Group within this context: from tests on grid components to the design of models and algorithms, from cybersecurity measures for smart grids to defense and restoration plans.

At the launch webinar for Grids4Africa, aside from our CEO, there are: Antonio Cammisecra (Head of Infrastructure and Networks – Enel), Brent Wanner (Power Generation Analysis for the World Energy Outlook – IEA), Amel Chadli (Vice President Strategy & Digital Energy for Middle East & Africa – Schneider Electric), Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga (Professor of Electric Engineering at MIT, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Florence School of Regulation), Daniel Schroth (Advisor to the Vice President and Acting Director of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency – African Development Bank) and Laure Blanchard Brunac (Director of Policy & Partnerships – EDFI). Alongside them, Salvatore Bernabei (RES4Africa President and Head of Enel Global Power Generation) and Roberto Vigotti (Secretary General – RES4Africa) will set the scene and provide closing remarks, respectively.

You can attend the event at this link.

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