CES discusses cooperation on icing diagnostics with TERNA


Photo: Dmitry Titov.

Building on the success of existing partnerships, the Center for Energy Systems is significantly expanding cooperation with industry. Recently, Dmitry Titov, a CES research scientist, has been invited to take part in the second meeting of the joint working group between Russian power company PJSC ROSSETI and Italian transmission grid operator TERNA SpA.

The session took place in Moscow, on 13 February, 2018 and brought together industry leaders and representatives of academia to discuss common concerns and goals. Several distinguished guests, including Deputy Director for PJSC ROSSETI’s Strategic Development Evgenii Olkhovich and Director for Technological Development and Innovations Vladimir Sofyin, attended the meeting. The opening presentation was delivered by Dmitry Titov, focusing on icing diagnostics. The participants also dealt with network drives as well as digitalization in power plants and electricity networks.

TERNA SpA showed considerable enthusiasm for icing diagnosctics. Following the session, a Russian-Italian Working Group was created. It features Enrico Carpini, the TERNA’s Director for Network Planning and Connections; Karlo Sabelli, the Head of the Operational Department of TERNA; Bogdan Goroshkevich, the Deputy Director of the ROSSETI’s R&D Department; Ryabin Timofei, the Deputy Director of the Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System, Joint Stock Company. The Center for Energy Systems is represented by Dmitry Titov.

The meeting provided an excellent opportunity for open dialogue about our future collaborations with TERNA SpA. With 63,500 kilometers of power lines or around 98% of the Italian high-voltage power transmission grid, it is the first independent electricity transmission grid operator in Europe and the sixth in the world based on the size of its electrical grid. Discussing a roadmap is scheduled on March 1, 2018.