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Highligts

01 . 11 . 2011
Alessandro Bertani
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Advanced Operation of the High Voltage System Highlights from the Italian Plan for System Security,Advanced Operation of the High Voltage System Highlights from the Italian Plan for System Security
The Italian Plan for System Security (IPSS) is a coordinated actions program devoted to revise and possibly improve practices and systems used for the Italian Transmission System Operation. The IPSS is lastly introducing modern operating solutions which are parts of both the Smart Grid for Transmission paradigms and the ENTSO-E research emerging initiatives. As known, […]
01 . 11 . 2011
Bruno Cova
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Market integration in Europe
​The approval of the Third Energy Package in 2009 marked the start of a further stage in powermarket integration in Europe. Following the wake of the Third Energy Package, the objective of attaining an efficient pan-European electricity market has been given the highest priority to increase competitiveness, foster thepenetration of RES generation and also enhance […]
01 . 09 . 2011
Matteo Stori
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Voltage and angle stability monitoring: possible approaches in the framework of a framework of a wide area measurement system (WAMS)
One major item of TERNA Defence Plan consists in the realisation of a Wide Area Measurement System (WAMS), equipped with Phasor Measurement Units (PMU), to provide advanced monitoring tools and facilities. A decisive aspect of WAMS project is the development of monitoring functions for effective support to the operator, especially against system dynamics possibly leading […]
01 . 09 . 2011
Matteo Stori
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On-Line Analysis of the Electrical System Security: an Extensive Simulation Approach in a Dynamic Security Assessment (DSA) Environment
The growing complexity of the electrical systems, the energy sector restructuring and liberalization, the innovation in the field of power generation, transmission and distribution, make the power systems operation more complex year by year. In order to maintain adequacy, security and quality levels, the new situation requires to know, more accurately and quickly than in […]
03 . 01 . 2011
Stefano Malgarotti
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The new France-Spain interconnector: a long path to social acceptance in France
To secure electricity supply to consumers, foster Renewable Energy Sources integration and favour an efficient internal electricity market, the European Commission has adopted a recent communication in which European Member States and Transmission System Operators are urged to develop interconnections between national grids. However, the development of new lines – should they be overhead or […]
23 . 09 . 2010
Giulia Bergamo
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Testing of elastomeric isolators for nuclear power plants
Nowadays, the design of nuclear power plants (NPP) is characterized by enhanced safety level. In particular, GEN III+ and GEN IV reactors have to be highly secure and designed to withstand extremely severe external events such as floods, tsunamis, tornadoes, plane crashes, fires and, in particular, earthquakes. Seismic isolation is considered the most promising technology […]