Toshiba Transmission and Distribution Europe (TTDE), a unit of Toshiba Corporation, has signed an agreement with ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, to jointly develop energy management systems in Europe.
The partnering organisations will focus on areas such as grid stabilisation with μEMS (Micro Energy Management System) and frequency control and adjustment by introducing rechargeable batteries for localised grid balancing.
Toshiba have been acquiring intellectual properties in areas such as smart meters and energy management solutions in Europe. It has also won an engineering, procurement and construction contract from Italian firm Terna for a high voltage and direct current power conversion system.
“We have all the capabilities required for a successful collaboration with ENEA. We will customize our state-of-the-art technologies for the European market through collaboration with ENEA and boost our grid solution business in Europe,” said Takeshi Yokota, Corporate Vice President of Toshiba.
According to Toshiba, growth in renewable energy sources in Italy is stimulating demand for grid management systems to overcome the inability to transmit wind generated power due to insufficient transmission capacity.
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