Participation in Associations

In consistency with commitments expressed in the Code of Ethics, Terna cooperates, discusses, and supports the work of the associations to which it belongs to contribute to the general improvement of the electricity industry and its regulations and technical standards.

Terna continues to be a member of Confindustria, the most important association representing the interests of Italian companies. In April 2008, Terna also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ANIE (the National Federation of Electrotechnical and Electronic Companies), which is a member of Confindustria. The three-year agreement provides for common initiatives aimed at institutional and financial partners and the operators of the electricity grids of foreign countries of common interest with regard to their respective objectives of international growth. ANIE undertakes to encourage its members to provide, upon Terna’s request, technical advice about foreign markets and to facilitate the exchange of information and statistical data to improve knowledge of markets of interest.

Terna also actively participates in the CEI (Italian Electrotechnical Committee), an organization entrusted with tasks regarding the industry’s technical standards. Terna employees with technical roles often belong to professional associations whose purpose is to keep their members updated, such as, for example, CIGRE (Conseil International des Grands Réseaux Électriques) and AEIT (Italian Federation of Electrotechnics, Electronics, Automation, Information Technology, and Telecommunications), which group electrical engineers and other industrial specialists.