There are more than 800 islands in Italy including small islands, stacks, rocks and inhabited islands. Beyond Sicily and Sardinia, the two largest islands in the Mediterranean, there are almost 80 other islands that are inhabited but lack a connection to the national electricity grid.
The Smart Island Project was established to support the efficiency of the electricity systems in these places. For years now, Terna, the manager of the Italian national transmission grid, has worked to make its experience and know-how available to these smaller islands for the design and execution of low-environmental impact and innovative solutions. «The objective is always the same», says Flaminia Albanese, Business and Operation Analyst at Terna Energy Solution. «Reducing fossil fuel energy in favour of renewables and, above all, helping the smaller islands to participate in the energy transition that Terna is enabling».