Alstom Grid has delivered in record time the first phase of the day-ahead and intra-day market applications of its Smart Dispatch Market Management solution to Terna S.P.A., the Italian Transmission System Operator (TSO). These applications went live on Jan. 1, 2011, after being configured for the new Italian energy market rules. A second phase will be implemented in 2011 to allow additional developments on the system.
The Smart Dispatch solution has a flexible framework allowing Terna to quickly comply and adapt to changes in local electricity regulations. In addition, the solution includes cutting-edge technology and smart grid-ready applications to optimally and reliably manage large electricity networks and bring energy market efficiency benefits to end customers. With its national control center operating in Rome, Terna is one of the largest TSOs in the world that manages the Italian transmission grid with over 62,000 kms of high voltage lines from 150 kV to 380 kV, interconnecting six countries and with an annual electricity demand of over 57,000 MW.