Stefano Donnarumma: Terna becomes a member of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI)

Stefano Donnarumma

Terna joins the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), MIT’s hub for energy research, education, and outreach. Starting July 1, the Group led by CEO Stefano Donnarumma has in fact become a member of the MIT’s initiative which facilitates interactions between the MIT researchers and industry.
“We are honored to join the MIT Energy Initiative and bring Terna’s contribution and expertise to MITEI’s Future Energy Systems Center”, said CEO Stefano Donnarumma, stressing that the goal of the collaboration is “to combine Terna’s experience on grid technology and development with MIT engineering, economic, and regulatory competencies to promote the improvement of the electric grid as a driver for the energy transition and to curb climate change”.
As the company stated in a press release, the collaboration is “a further step for Terna in strengthening its key role in driving the energy transition and achieving the decarbonization targets set in the European Green Deal”. With a three-year membership agreement, the company will participate in MITEI’s Future Energy Systems Center, whose aim is to facilitate in-depth interactions between MIT’s faculty and researchers and member companies. The project is designed to address pressing energy challenges and develop solutions for decarbonization to bring to the marketplace.
The Group led by CEO Stefano Donnarumma – the first Transmission System Operator to become a MITEI member – will therefore join the MITEI’s Future Energy Systems Center. As such, it will be represented on the Center Advisory Committee and offer its guidance to the Center and its future research priorities. Furthermore, the company will benefit from joining interactive workshops for the purpose of disseminating research findings, as well as regular seminars on important emerging energy technologies and topics.
“We are grateful to have Terna as a Member of MITEI’s Future Energy Systems Center”, said Robert C. Armstrong, MITEI director and the Chevron Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT: the company “will bring important transmission and electricity system operation wisdom and experience to this consortium, which will help us accelerate progress towards the energy transition”, he explained.

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