Grid development planning

The analysis of electricity flows on the grid and the preparation of demand forecasts enable Terna to identify the critical issues on the grid and the new works that need to be developed in order that the suitability of the system is guaranteed with respect to the coverage of demand, operating security, the reduction of congestion and improved quality and continuity of service.

The new works to be developed are included in the Development Plan of the National Transmission Grid presented every year to the Ministry for Economic Development for approval; Terna then follows the authorisation process, from the prior agreement of local entities through to the authorisation to develop the works.

Finally, Terna develops, by means of an analysis of the grid situation, the very best transmission grid connection methods for all operators so requesting for their plants.