Terna hosts the annual GO 15 meeting bringing together the largest global TSOs
  • 09/10/2018
World Energy Week 2018: Milan hosts a summit with leading global energy companies

CEO Luigi Ferraris leads Terna’s delegation

The elites of the world energy industry have gathered in Milan for the “World Energy Week 2018” which is taking place until 11 October. Ministers, academics and managers of the most important international energy companies are attending the summit promoted by the World Energy Council. As part of the World Energy Council Committee (Italy), the Terna’s delegation, led by CEO Luigi Ferraris, includes Luca Torchia, Head of External Relations and Sustainability; Carlo Crea, International Affairs Director; and Enrico Carlini, Dispatching Director.

At the same time, Terna hosts the annual GO15 CEO meeting bringing together the 19 largest global transmission system operators (TSOs). Chief Executive Officer Luigi Ferraris kicked off the 2-day event: “For Terna, the event represents an opportunity to enhance the uniqueness and excellence of the Italian electricity grid, focusing on today’s most instrumental themes such as sustainability, innovation, technological research and development of the electricity grid, for which we are seen as leaders within Europe and the Mediterranean”. It is a particularly important event as “it allows us to discuss the most topical issues for the grid operators. I am confident that, as a result of this discussion, we will not only exchange knowledge and ideas about the future, but we will define the effective GO-15 roadmap for 2019”, added Ferraris. During his briefing, Luca Torchia highlighted: “We are rapidly moving towards a new energy paradigm where development of renewable sources and electrification is fundamental for achieving the ambitious decarbonisation objects: an irreversible global trend. A combination of actions working on the digitalisation of resources and infrastructure, as well as redesigning the market rules and the introduction of new grid infrastructure” are required to deal with the new challenges of energy transition.

During the World Energy Week, the Report analysing the energy performance of various countries will be discussed, focusing on the objectives for making the industry more sustainable and inclusive.
It is a particularly important event for Italy, which has been awarded the triple AAA for security, justice and sustainable energy by the World Trilemma Energy Index, which brings the Italian energy industry up to the 16th place (from 23rd) in the world, with Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland at top the index.