In this episode of the EU Projects Zone Podcast of the ENLIT, Areti Ntaradimou speaks with Álvaro Nofuentes Prieto, project coordinator of TRINITY, to find out more about the project, which is designed to enhance cooperation and coordination among the transmission system operators (TSOs) of southeastern Europe.
In this podcast, Álvaro Nofuentes Prieto, an engineer with Grupo Etra, explains that while countries in northern and western Europe have made progress in the adoption of a single electricity market, in southeastern Europe there are barriers that need to be tackled. He notes that the project’s intention is to fill this gap and that the countries share characteristics that make them suitable for interconnection.
“These countries don’t have the economic resources or economic power of other parts of Europe and they are missing some relevant technologies that could increase their potential. Some of these countries were part of the former Yugoslavia and have internal transmission system connections and for example, the interconnection between Serbia and Bosnia is among the greatest in Europe and could facilitate the integration among themselves.” says Nofuentes.
As an example of how TRINITY is supporting cooperation, Nofuentes cites improved communication channels between the TSOs. “Based on the demonstrations, we will provide recommendations and a roadmap for the evolution of regulation to make it more homogeneous and to facilitate the harmonisation work by regulators.”
Listen to the podcast here.