Energy - Economics

  • First Master in “Energy and Environmental Management” of the Il Sole 24 Ore Group. Initiated in November 2009, it includes 5 months of classes and a 4-month internship.
  •  “Eureka!”, a CD with information about energy, which was produced by the Culture and Science Association, with contributions from the  Ministry for Education, the AEEG, and Terna.
  • Confindustria’s 39th National Conference of Young Entrepreneurs in Santa Margherita Ligure.

The environment

  • G8 Environment – Siracusa (April 22-24, 2009), which focused on the safeguard of biodiversity, a commitment shared by Terna.
  • 3rd edition of the Pimby (Please In My Backyard) Prize. Conceived by the association of the same name, it is an award to entities that promote a sustainable culture of doing by constructing works in their area. Terna supports the prize to foster a sustainable and cooperative approach with local communities.  
  • Terna entered into an agreement with the Rome Biopark to support the protection of the Neghev turtle, one of the species at greatest risk of extinction in the world.

Culture - Art

  • Connectivity 01 is a project to internationalise the Terna Prize supported by the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities and developed in cooperation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, it provides for the selection every year of a world capital of contemporary art with which to enter into connectivity. The first event was the exhibition at the Chelsea Art Museum of New York, from June 25 to July 12, 2009, of the 16 works that won awards in the Terna Prize 01.  
  • Terna Prize 02.
  • Art and the art system: to support the Terna Prize, its main commitment in the field of culture, Terna sponsored a series of 5 meetings – promoted by the LUISS – of the critic Achille Bonito Oliva.
  • Campiello Foundation: Terna supported the 47th edition of the Campiello Prize for literature, which was organised and promoted by Confindustria Veneto.
  • Indeependance is a session of performing art promoted by the Terna Prize 02 and the MAXXI, in cooperation with the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities, to support “Let’s Save Art in Abruzzo.


The earthquake in Abruzzo in April 2009. Terna cooperated with the Civil Defense Department to coordinate its actions from the very first hours after the earthquake. In addition to restoring the service and ensuring that its infrastructure was working, the Company assigned men and equipment to assist the rescue and emergency operations: a team of 20 workers with 2 heavy-duty vehicles equipped with cranes able to lift more than 17,000 kilograms, 2 lorries, 2 vehicles with cherry pickers capable of rising more than 18 metres, and 4 all-terrain vehicles.   
In 2009, Terna donated tables, chairs, and stoves from three offices it was closing to non-profit associations. Specifically, they were given to a centre for the elderly in Fiano Romano and to Agape Onlus for the kitchen of a centre it runs in Romania.    
Terna continued to support the volunteer social initiatives of its employees in 2009, among which particular mention should be made of:

  • KAMI project (Bolivia): for about three years, several Terna employees, in cooperation with COOPI (Cooperazione Internazionale) and the local mission of the Salesian Fathers, have been contributing with their expertise to the management and upgrading of the new local electricity network, which will connect about 3,700 families and a total of 15,000 people. The project will be completed by the end of 2010.  
  • “The Sun for Water” Project (Niger): conceived by the RECOSOL (Rete dei Comuni Solidali del Piemonte) association and coordinated by Terna employees, this project aims to develop female horticulture thanks to systems for pumping irrigation water driven by solar panels, each of which provides more than 20 cubic metres of water a day, which is enough to irrigate over half a hectare of land. Terna put material it does not use any longer at the project’s disposal.