Terna’s National Control Centre and the electricity system’s safety

Terna’s National Control Centre is the heart of the national electricity system and is located in the outskirts of Rome. The central control room carries out a detailed control of the country’s entire electricity transmission grid. Sophisticated monitoring and management systems allow Terna to control, instant by instant, the electricity produced in Italy or imported from other countries and to safely manage the energy flows. The monitoring activity is carried out non-stop, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for nearly 317 billion kWh a year.

Through the SOC, Security Operations Centre, Terna’s high tech centre, the Company is capable of preventing, facing and managing critical situations in real time. For this purpose, the Company signed in 2009 a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Interior for the Grid safety which represents the first agreement signed with a private
company that places Italy as a forerunner in the country’s strategic sector protection. A strategic agreement was also signed with the General Headquarters of the Customs Guards which was among the most innovative ones at the European level in terms of prevention, information exchange and collaboration on contracting companies, supplying services, respecting contract obligations and ensuring safety in infrastructures.