Italian energy companies Terna and Ansaldo Energia have today signed a pact to develop the technologies needed to deliver the decarbonized, renewable and interconnected power mix of the future.

The memorandum of understanding will see grid operator Terna and power generation developer Ansaldo identify, assess and implement joint research, development and innovation initiatives across the energy sector.

Terna and Ansaldo will share their respective technical knowledge and skills to tackle the new challenges imposed by the energy transition.

The MoU will be divided into three areas: R&D of technologies to support the energy transition; collaboration on international projects; and the launch of energy efficiency initiatives.

Terna chief executive Luigi Ferraris said the agreement “represents a further step forward in fostering the ongoing energy transition process. In this phase of profound change, it is important to share our respective resources and skills to guarantee Italy an increasingly secure, efficient and sustainable electricity system. This synergy with Ansaldo Energia is fully consistent with the strategic path taken by Terna, that makes innovation one of the pillars of its own development and that of the country.

Ansaldo chief Giuseppe Zampini said the agreement “allows Ansaldo Energia to make its experience available in solutions, products and services to support network management and the country’s energy transition. It will allow for improvement in the quality of the service, in particular, in the areas rich in renewables and in the areas with lower reserves, such as the islands, offering the possibility of exporting the model to other markets rich in renewables by combining Terna’s expertise in network management with the Ansaldo Energia product.”

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