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20/11/2018
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Mission innovation - Smart Grid

Mission innovation - Smart Grid

MI IC1 Rome Declaration and SGIA platform: smart grid research sets new goals
The Smart Grids Innovation Workshop’s 4th edition further reinforced Italian leadership in the development of this sector and reaffirmed RSE’s strong contribution to this goal. From extra-high voltage supergrids to the rational utilisation of storage, from resilience to electricity demand management no doubt there are plenty of challenges ahead.

The Smart Grids Innovation Workshop’s 4th edition held in Rome from the 21st to the 23rd of November has just come to a close. The workshop further reaffirmed Italian leadership in smart grid development and RSE’s commitment to achieving the Mission Innovation’s goals set to combat climate change at an international level.

During the workshop, the members of the Challenge unanimously signed up to the so-called MI IC1 Rome Declaration, agreeing on 6 research and development tasks aimed at tackling the most strenuous challenges facing power networks, from extra-high voltage supergrids to the rational utilisation of storage, from resilience to electricity demand management.

The list of 6 key areas identified includes, namely:

- Storage integration

- Demand response

- Regional electricity highways

- Flexibility options

- New grid control architectures

- Power electronics

On the 23rd of November - the workshop’s closing day - the works were officially opened by Senator Andrea Cioffi, Undersecretary at the Italian Ministry of Development. The workshop’s final day also launched the Smart Grids Innovation Accelerator [SGIA] platform.

“SGIA’s goal” – so reads a joint communication from GSE and RSE – is to foster smart grids’ development and upgrading by means of new sustainable technologies, based on pilot projects and well-established good practices. It is a major opportunity for Italian Industry at large to develop and offer technological solutions not only to Europe, but also to the developing regions of the world where they could be successfully implemented. The ultimate aim of the project is to speed up the advancement and modernisation of the world’s electrical energy system”.

Old IC1 Public event participants
Rome Group picture of the participants to the Mission Innovation IC1 public event on 23 November in Rome

Old: IC1 Co-leads and governmental representatives with the Rome declaration
IC1 Co-leads and governmental representatives from China, India and Italy holding the Rome Declaration, a strong committment of IC1 members on the agreed joint activity.

Video Giornate

RSE – Mission Innovation Challenge #1 – Smart Grids. Rome 21 november 2018 RSE – Mission Innovation Challenge #1 – Smart Grids / Industry Workshop. Rome 22 november 2018
RSE – Mission Innovation Challenge #1 – Smart Grids / Public Event. Rome 23 november 2018