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High RES penetration impact on Operations

​The development of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) is rapidly growing worldwide and they will play an increasingly important role in electricity power systems in the coming years. The majority of this is expected to be from Variable Non-Synchronous Renewable (VNSR) generation sources. According to the 2020 targets, significant volumes of VNSR generation are estimated across the world. The level of [...]


Directive 2013 35 EU in electricity sector

Effects on technical standards development and on electricity sector of the Directive 2013/35/EU on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from electromagnetic fields which shall be adopted by 1 July 2016.   The Directive 2013/35/UE was published on July 26th, 2013 after a long consultation process among the different stakeholders. It transposes [...]


HP Labs drive national grids into the future

​Since the second industrial revolution, the industry development has been strictly dependent from the availability of electric power and the reliability of the electric generation and distribution infrastructure. The reliability of an electric network could be seen as the combined reliability of its power components; since many decades, third party laboratories are trusted institutions capable to [...]


Conformity Assessment for LV products

​The recent changes to IEC standard for Low Voltage Switchgear assembly created a higher demand of tests which earlier were not mandatory. The former IEC 60439 defined indeed two different approaches to compliance: TTA – Type Tested Assembly, an assembly that has been completely type tested and PTTA – Partially Type Tested Assembly, an assembly containing some non-tested arrangements. IEC61439 has [...]


Innovation within hydrogeological instability

Torrential rains and downpours devastated Europe over the course of 2014. Recent studies demonstrate that these kinds of phenomena may double by 2050, for an estimated 23 billion euro in collateral damages. Prevention is of paramount importance in order to limit the social costs of these events, and must be planned in a strategic manner in order to avoid hydrogeological instability. From a climatic [...]


The Value of Certification

​Following powerful growth in the second half of last century, today’s certifications market is in flux, with both technicians and experts questioning the real value of certifications. As a consequence the certification body is increasingly the heart of this process and its choice, its engagement is the new challenge for companies asking for conformity assessment services. CERTIFICATION A certifier [...]


CESI on the news

​Latest press coverage 25/11/2015 - Il Sole 24 ore - Nòva - Il sogno della [...]


Smart Grids: Empowering Cities!

​On October 15th, Matteo Codazzi was invited to chair the panel NEW TECHNOLOGIES [...]


2015 INMR World Congress

CESI is pleased to confirm its presence at the 2015 INMR World Congress that [...]


CESI further expands its presence in the UAE

​CESI Middle East opens a new branch in Abu Dhabi, aiming at catering to the [...]



Bogota, from 9 to 11 September 2015, the Committee on Regional Energy Integration [...]




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