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CESI RICERCA SpA, Dipartimento Ambiente e Sviluppo Sostenibile (CESI-R), Italy


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CESI RICERCA SpA has been established at the end of 2005 as a separate company of CESI “Centro Elettrotecnico Sperimentale Italiano Giacinto Motta” SpA, to take over funded research activities of national and international interest and it started operating on January 1st 2006. Four hundred technicians and researchers – and their main laboratories – were moved from CESI to CESI RICERCA. The new company carry out research in the electricity and energy sector, with strong emphasis on experimental applications, thus ensuring the consistent continuation of all current research activities and the development of new strategic projects in the future. Focus of the mission is to ensure the technology transfer in order to address the national energy, environmental and economic goals.

CESI RICERCA is currently owned by ENEA “Ente per le nuove tecnologie, l’energia e l’ambiente” (51%) and CESI (49%) and represents a new public research centre in the sector.

The Environment and Sustainable Development Department carry out R & D activities aimed to evaluate and mitigate the electric system impact on environment and territory and to improve the sustainability of electric system development. Its main activities are:

  • Environmental monitoring (in connection with the Electric System impacts)
  • External costs analysis for the Electric System and Sustainability analysis of Electric System development
  • Methods and technologies for Carbon sequestration
  • Development of methods and tools for the sustainable management of territory and natural resources
  • Development of methods and tools for the environmental management of plants and infrastructures
  • Analysis of Meteorological and Climatic Risks for the Power Systems

Stefano Maran has a university degree in physics, since 1988 he works in research activities on environmental impacts of the electric sector. In particular he contributed to Italian and international projects on integrated water resources management and on the pressures of hydroelectric power plants on aquatic ecosystem. Since 2000 he is team leader and project leader of Italian projects on hydropower and the environment. In this framework he has initiated in 2004 research activities on the effects of expected climate change on hydroelectric generation.