Antonella is currently a member of the European Commission’s expert group on electricity interconnection targets and has previously been an expert member of the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s 2014-2016 Global Agenda Council on the Future of Electricity. In 2015 she was named one of Tällberg’s 2015 five Global Leaders for her commitment to a sustainable energy future and combating climate change. Until 2017, She was also a senior scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) where she led the SuperSmart Grid (SSG) process, a concept she developed together with her team to reconcile different approaches to the system integration of renewables. By adopting a holistic approach, the SSG addresses the challenges of the transformation of the power sector considering generation, transmission and demand management. In this concept, both centralised and decentralised options play an undisputed role.
A quote on the subject:
“The global energy transition needs to be fast, fair, inclusive and sustainable. It requires new approaches to economic growth and value creation. Value creation has to be seen as an intergenerational objective, it should include climate and ecosystems protection as well as affordable and reliable energy systems for all.”