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Presenting second generation smart meters in Italy to optimise the electricity grid





•The Italian city of Terni embraces a pilot plant where NOBEL GRID project is testing its products in real conditions and analysing results

•NOBEL GRID aims to provide tools to enable a cheaper, smarter, more sustainable and efficient electricity grid




Brussels, 19 November 2015.- Between the 16, 17 and 18th of November the 21 partners involved in the NOBEL GRID project gathered in Terni, Italy, to celebrate the 3rd General Meeting.

In this occasion, one of the partners, ASM Terni Spa, guided the rest of the Consortium through the pilot site and communicated the developments and results of their deployed ICT services. It was clear for members of the consortium the potential benefits of transforming the current distribution grid through the integration of Smart devices (e.g. second generation Smart meters).

During the 3 day conference, partners have discussed, learnt form each other and faced future challenges. The multidisciplinary nature of this project enhances cooperation from the different partners resulting in solving different markets needs while reinforcing their commitment to make the smart grid project a reality.

This initiative got the attention of the regional and local municipalities. In this sense, the cultural adviser Giorgio Armallei welcomed the Consortium and the local journalists in the council of Terni and emphasized on the improvement of citizens life quality thanks to NOBEL GRID initiative. Armallei also highlighted the multiplier effect for Terni in terms of job employment, entrepreneurship and ICTs.

NOBEL GRID is composed by 21 partners from 11 European countries and is lead by the Valencian company ETRA. The project, funded with more than 13,8 million euros by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission (EC), began on 1st of January 2015 and will have a duration of 42 months. It is a challenging project which gives a large number of opportunities to different market actors. All the partners involved are looking forward to the next general meeting in six months.

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