The world of energy meets TeleSmeg | Rome, October 13, 2023
On 13 October, a progress meeting of RESTART Focused project F12 – Telesmeg took place at the Rome headquarters of Open Fiber together with Windtre, Athonet and the University of Florence.
The energy transition cannot ignore the digital one; electrical energy distribution and transmission networks increasingly require a telecommunications infrastructure that can enable continuous stable services with minimum latency. The TeleSmeg project responds to this ambition by focusing on the use of fiber optic and 5G networks to improve the monitoring and control of energy flows on electricity networks, bringing the citizen directly to be an active part in the generation and distribution of energy, optimizing consumption and encouraging the reduction of CO2 emissions.
The day was also an opportunity to talk about Telesmeg with representatives of the academic, research and industry world. In addition to the project partners, ENEA, CERESS and industry experts participated. A moment of discussion on the objectives of the project and the centrality of data to facilitate the path towards zero carbon footprint. Fiber, 5G, edge computing, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and new management models such as Energy Communities are among the enabling elements.
The meeting held with industry experts guarantees the correct orientation of TeleSmeg and the opportunity to expand the partnership through cascade-calls allows it to be enriched with further skills and knowledge.
Speakers: Francesco Grasso, Tommaso Pecorella, Nicoletta Gozo, Gianluigi Fioriti, Gianluigi Piccinini, Fabrizio Brasca, Elvina Gindullina, Alfonso Conte, Francesca Parasecolo.
“Innovation in the energy field is necessary and cannot be postponed for reasons that span very different fields and cannot be summarized in a few words.
The cornerstones of the new systems must include efficiency, flexibility and resilience. This last point is critical, as energy represents one of the essential services that must be guaranteed. Making the system resilient, both against natural causes and human causes (errors, cyber attacks, etc.) represents one of the challenges that the TeleSmeg project is called upon to respond to.”
Professor Tommaso Pecorella, University of Florence
“The new NIST Framework and Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Roadmap, Version 4.0, describes communication interactions between network elements for system interoperability requirements. Digital twins, cyber-physical systems and high DER environment with centralized, distributed (non-centralized) and edge capabilities require communication networks with high reliability, ultra-low latency and high bit rate. The functions provided in Telesmeg allow it to satisfy the new regulatory requirements.”
Professor Francesco Grasso, University of Florence
“ENEA has started an Observatory of Energy and Renewable Communities for 1 year with the aim of promoting and monitoring their development on the national territory, supporting in particular public administrations in their implementation, contributing to the definition of policies, tools, standards, regulations as well as activities that favor them, responding to the needs and peculiarities of the country.
A relevant theme of the observatory and challenging for the success of the “CER solution at country system level” is that linked to the ability to be able to “read” how and to what extent they are integrating and to what extent they are understood and accepted by the market understood in its meaning. wider.
From energy, legal, economic and financial aspects to those of establishment, management and maintenance up to social and development ones, CERs “produce” a tsunami of data whose analysis, integration and evaluation is fundamental for the purposes of incentive policies and corrective actions that facilitate their development, taking for granted the understanding of their strategic nature in the current energy scenario. The variety of members, legal models, revenue sharing and incentives, etc. make the “CER world” extremely varied and the monitoring of its supply chain essential to transform them into a “system solution.”
Dr. Nicoletta Gozo, ENEA
“In the development of Renewable Energy Communities, the aggregator and facilitator is of fundamental importance, in particular towards the Public Administration. The success in collecting memberships for a CER to be established depends above all on meetings with citizens and on IT tools such as the opening of a portal and a virtual desk serving the territory.
We hope for the rapid publication of the implementing decrees so as to be able to start with the establishment of containers such as the CERs, the only valid tool for intercepting financing”
Eng Gianluigi Piccinini, CERESS