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    Terna is a world leader in live-line working for the security of the electricity grid


    June 16, 2022 - Contify Energy News

     

      Terna, the company that operates the national electricity grid, is organising coordinating the thirteenth edition of Icolim, the main international event dedicated to live-line working (LLW) which will be held at the Lingotto Fiere centre in Turin from 15 to 17 June. This event, which will bring together leading world experts in operating methods for live-line working without interrupting the flow of electricity, will see Terna take on the presidency of the LWA (Live Working Association), the European body that has organised the forum since 1992. More than 500 people will attend the event, along with over 50 of the leading companies in the electricity sector, representing around 20 countries, including grid operators, distribution companies and technicians and engineers from the world of academic research.

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      June 15 -- TERNA S.p.A. issued the following news release:

      - 200 technicians carry out 1,800 operations per year, with benefits for the system equivalent to € 60–90 million; Turin is hosting the international Icolim event, organised by the operator of Italy’s transmission infrastructure, at the Lingotto Fiere centre from 15 to 17 June; Viverone (Biella) is home to a training centre that is one of its kind in Italy, generating qualified technicians

      Terna, the company that operates the national electricity grid, is organising coordinating the thirteenth edition of Icolim, the main international event dedicated to live-line working (LLW) which will be held at the Lingotto Fiere centre in Turin from 15 to 17 June. This event, which will bring together leading world experts in operating methods for live-line working without interrupting the flow of electricity, will see Terna take on the presidency of the LWA (Live Working Association), the European body that has organised the forum since 1992.

      The three days of meetings and conferences, sponsored by the Piedmont region and the Politecnico di Torino university, aim to present developments in the field of live-line working, sharing experiences and best practices as well as new tools, equipment, materials, standards and procedures, training and innovative applications for maintenance and monitoring of electricity lines and substations, for ever greater security, efficiency and sustainability of infrastructure. There will also be a day dedicated exclusively to practical demonstrations at Terna’s Rondissone electrical substation (a municipality of Turin). More than 500 people will attend the event, along with over 50 of the leading companies in the electricity sector, representing around 20 countries, including grid operators, distribution companies and technicians and engineers from the world of academic research.

      Live-line working — a highly qualified activity that enables specific works to be performed on electricity infrastructure while plants are operational — is a technique used by Terna for many years to guarantee the security, continuity, quality and optimum efficiency of the national transmission grid. Terna’s work is founded on continuous research and development of methods, the outstanding professional training provided to its employees, and use of specially developed equipment. With its 150 qualified technicians and 50 experts, the company performs an average of 1,800 operations, with peaks of 3,000, along approximately 75,000 km of grid infrastructure across Italy, for an annual economic benefit for the country’s system of between € 60 and 90 million. Over the years, Terna has developed capabilities that are amongst the most highly accredited in Europe and is a world leader in the sector for its professional expertise.

      The company is also one of the few in Europe with a specific training centre for live-line working and one of the first in the world to have its own accredited laboratory for testing tools and personal protective equipment. The Terna site in Viverone (Biella) hosts one of the three electrical laboratories (the other two are in Civitavecchia, in the municipality of Rome, and Frattamaggiore, in the municipality of Naples) and a training facility that enables qualification of new experts, also from other countries, in complete safety, in a controlled environment and with certified procedures, using techniques and methods proven through years of experience. This is the only facility of its kind in Italy, a cutting-edge, professional hub and training centre of excellence. In fact, Terna has the only technicians in Italy qualified for live-line working on high-voltage and extra-high-voltage power lines, with special ministerial authorisation.

      Source: TERNA S.p.A.

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