Today, with the first general meeting held in Rome, the Open Power Grids (OPG) Association was born. The Association is promoted by Enel Grids and aims to foster convergence and co-design toward functional standards for grid components, maximizing the shared value creation through sustainability and safety, cost efficiency and technical performance.
CESI is one of the founding members of the Open Power Grids together with Italian DSOs Areti (ACEA Group), Inrete (Hera Group), Deval (CVA Group) Edyna (Alperia Group), Ireti (Iren Group), SET Distribuzione (Dolomiti Energia Group), Unareti (A2A Group) and industrial and technology groups ABB, thyssenkrupp Electrical Steel and Tratos.
The OPG aims to promote the development and adoption of materials and components with lower CO2 emissions, reducing the use of raw materials, helping to limit grid losses as well as promoting the adoption of environmentally sustainable, circular and low-emission materials.
OPG members will pursue technical work in nine groups focusing on: transformers; High Voltage (HV) lines; HV equipment; Medium Voltage (MV) and Low Voltage (LV) lines; MV/LV equipment; protection and control devices; emergency equipment; HV systems; and MV/LV systems. Work on operational prioritization will proceed in an open and collaborative manner, prioritizing convergence toward sustainable solutions as an accelerator of industrial system transformation that individual actors cannot pursue alone.