Softeco Sismat, the digital company of the group, contributes to the implementation of the control system of the National Transmission Network , providing Terna SpA skills and products for the development and evolutionary maintenance of the SCADA / EMS control system, the Electric Transport Network Defense System, the Wide Area Measurement system , the UPDM remote control devices
As part of the Italian Electric Transport Network Defense System defense system, the load shedding service allows Terna SpA to reserve an amount of interruptible power (in the 2011-13period have been put out for bids 3.800MW shares), that can be used to fast reserve recovery and real time balancing, reducing the risk of blackout events. Proteco has been engaged in the implementation and evolutionary maintenance of the central system management of Load Shedding and Electricity Network Defence system since its conception.
The basic functions that enable and ensure the safety of the RTN are:
Centralized analysis of the Power Grid state and countermeasures planning (control actions that shall be issued to load shedding users or generation groups ).
Continuous and real-time monitoring of the Electricity Network critical sections and broadcast communication of potentially dangerous events.
Implementation of load lightening actions (remote disconnection of load shedding utilities) or production lightening actions (reduced production or remote disconnection of generation units).