On Thursday 11 October, in Milan, took place the Italian Energy Day. The event was organized by the World Energy Council in the frame of the World Energy Week, held in Milan from 8 to 11 October, having also Med-TSO among the patrons.
The conference was opened by the welcome speeches of Marco Margheri, Chairman of World Energy Council Italy, and of Moncef Harrabi, President of Med-TSO and Chairman of OME.
The Secretary General of Med-TSO, Angelo Ferrante, participated to the session 'Building resilient energy infrastructure within Euro-Mediterranean and African regions', having as subject the need to facilitate the development of flexible, safe and resilient energy infrastructures in the Euro-Mediterranean and African regions.
Mr. Ferrante highlighted the role of multilateral cooperation in the Mediterranean in facilitating the regional integration of power systems. He presented also the main results of the just completed Mediterranean Project 1, with a special focus on the Common Target Regulatory Framework (with its relevant Implementation Roadmap), as a basis for a future Mediterranean Network Code, and the Mediterranean Master Plan, i.e. the impact assessment at a regional level of 14 new interconnection projects that could increase the interconnection capacity of about 18 000 MW, requiring some 16 BEUR investments.
The World Energy Week was a global event that provided a high-level forum for discussion of the top energy issues. The Week was built around a series of meetings over four days, including, besides the Italian Energy Day, also the World Energy Leaders Summit, the Future Energy Leaders Summit and the Energy Transition Summit.
Med-TSO is the Association of the Mediterranean Transmission System Operators (TSOs) for electricity, operating the High Voltage Transmission Networks of 19 Mediterranean Countries. It was established on 19 April 2012 in Rome as a technical platform that, using multilateral cooperation as a strategy of regional development, could facilitate the integration of the Mediterranean Power Systems and foster Security and Socio - economic Development in the Region.
Med-TSO by numbers
• 21 members from 19 Mediterranean countries, covering an area of 8,6 million km2 ca,
• More than 500 million consumers served
• More than 400.000 km of transmission lines operated
• Almost 550.000 MW of installed capacity
• More than 1600 TWh of total electricity consumption
Med-TSO objective and activities
Med-TSO members share the primary objective of promoting the creation of a Mediterranean energy market, ensuring its optimal functioning through the definition of common methodologies, rules and practices for optimizing the operation of the existing infrastructures and facilitating the development of new ones.