Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico RSE SpA
RSE (Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico) SpA was established as a separate and independent branch of CESI SpA to take over funded research activities of national and international interest and started operating on January 1st 2006. About 350 technicians and researchers – and their main laboratories – carry out strategic research in the electricity and energy sector, with strong emphasis on experimental applications. The mission is to perform public interest R&D programs to address the national energy, environmental and economic goals, with an open view to the EU research initiatives. RSE SpA is currently 100% owned by GSE, "Gestore Servizi Energetici" SpA, a public company entirely owned by the Italian Government. RSE is recognised in Europe as a Non-profit Research Organisation with a wide and very successful role in integrating the national research programmes with the EU directives and plans: it is currently cooperating in more than 30 international research projects and coordinates as leading partner more than 100 main research centres and companies in the energy field in Europe. RSE is moreover actively involved in supporting the Ministry of Economic Development with the aim of implementing the EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan): namely the Joint Programme of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) on Smart Grids as well as the European Industrial Initiatives on Electricity Grids (EEGI) and Wind Energy (EEWI). RSE contribution to recent R&D projects relevant to the proposal: OPEN meter, Grid for Vehicle, Green-E-motion, GRID4EU, CRUTIAL, GRID+, iGREENGrid, STARGRID, SmartC2Net, AFTER.
RSE's Role in ELECTRA IRP: RSE will coordinate the ELECTRA program and will lead WP1, WP10, WP11 and WP12. RSE will co-lead WP4 and lead several program Tasks. As coordinator RSE will represent the consortium in all circumstances, with special reference to the European Commission. In force of the responsibilities of coordinator, RSE will manage in the name of the consortium contractual, financial and legal issues, and also technical and policy issues that may arise, in line with the provisions of the Consortium Agreement.