|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies|
|Policy Target:||Energy Utilities|
|Agency:||Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas|
|Legal References:||Resolution 39/10 of the Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas Regulatory order ARG/elt 39/10 call for smart grid demonstration pilot projects 2010 July: DTRF resolution n. 4/10 selection of experts for evaluation 2010 September: DTRF resolution n. 7/10 criteria for smart grid demonstration projects selection 2010 November: deadline for application by distribution companies 2010 December: Regulatory order ARG/elt 191/10, DTRF resol. n. 9/10 appointment for independent evaluators for each application 2011 January: collect of evaluators’ reports 2011 February: Regulatory order ARG/elt 12/11 decision on selection of smart grid demonstration projects to be awarded with tariff incentive “D-WACC”. Regulatory order ARG/elt 199/11 establishes remuneration for network and distribution networks during the fourth regulatory period (2012-2015).|
|Funding:||Investment costs recovered through the electricity distribution fee|
Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas sets out the procedures and criteria for the selection of investments admissible for incentives, defined in the transmission code, in the amount of an increase in the remuneration of capital of 2%. The procedures also define the technical requirements that pilot projects relating to medium voltage grids must meet to satisfy requirements for the promotion of smart grids and for receiving incentives. Regulatory order ARG/elt 199/11 establishes remuneration for network and distribution networks during the fourth regulatory period (2012-2015). Key features of smart grids demonstration projects are: Real grid: A real case in existing distribution networks: real grid, real customers and real generators /Focus on DG integration in MV networks [1-35 kV]: 75% of DG power. Active grid: the selected MV network has to be characterized by a reverse power flow/ At least 1% of yearly time with reverse power-flow from MV level to HV. Automated & controlled grid: the selected MV network has to be controlled (voltage limits / anti-islanding)/Real time control system at MV level. Open grid: non-proprietary communication protocols only minimize customer costs at the network interface. Eexpected benefits are: replicability of the pilot projects on a large scale. Innovation in distribution network management. Increase of electricity production that can be accepted by the distribution grid.
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