publication . Article . 2021

Effects of COVID19 pandemic on the Italian power system and possible countermeasures

Pierluigi Gallo; Josep Maria Guerrero; Rossano Musca; Eleonora Riva Sanseverino; Juan Carlos Vasquez Quintero; Gaetano Zizzo;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2021 Journal: Electric Power Systems Research, volume 201, page 107,514 (issn: 0378-7796, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
The paper analyses the dramatic effects of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Italian power system, considering the impacts on load and generation, market issues and ancillary services provision. During the period between March and May 2020, the Italian scenario was considered as exemplary due to the large reduction of loads and thermal generation caused by the hard lockdown across the Country. Italy has experienced the most severe effects of pandemic in terms of increase of death rates and of pressure on the health system as well as severity of the countermeasures. As a domino effect, the total lockdown of one of the most industrialized countries in...
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free text keywords: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering and Power Technology, Aggregation, Blockchain, Covid-19, Demand response, Electric load, FFR, Flexibility, FRC, Pandemic
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