Ms Tortora heads the Department of Innovation, Research and Development for the Terna Group, the Italian TSO.
An MIT alumna with an aerospace engineering background, Ms Tortora first ventured into the energy field within Terna’s New Business Development department, where she actively participated in making the case for the deployment of Energy Storage within the Italian national HV grid. Her activities focus on the study of new grid technologies and protocols, in the present as well as the future applications of storage technologies, as well as in the structuring of Active Demand within the Italian HV grid.