Held IV Assembly of the technology platform for electricity networks of the future Futured chooses its new group rector Futured receives support from the Ministry of science and innovation the IV Assembly General of Futured (Spanish platform for electricity networks) has brought together more than 60 professionals in the electrical sector, ministerial representatives, energy companies, research institutes and universities nationally. Juan Tomas Hernani, Secretary General for innovation, and Maria Luisa Castano, Deputy General Director of public-private collaboration, both of the Ministry of science and innovation, strategy offered the Government’s support for the projects of Futured, announcing an increase in the budgets allocated to programmes that encourage their implementation underway. They also stressed the importance of this platform as a basis for the development of the energy sector at the international level. According to said Maria Luisa Castano, of the total number of approved projects within the Innpacto Plan, which is part of the State innovation, energy strategy was the sector which occupied fourth place, receiving 14% of total EUR 353 million. Within the energy sector, thematic lines majority of the approved projects were bioenergy and comprehensive networks. In 2011, a minimum of EUR 200 million will go to energy-related topics. During the IV General Assembly of Futured chose the new governing group of the platform. White Losada, Gas Natural Fenosa, has been appointed President of Futured; Norberto Santiago, Ziv, Vice President; and Enrique Morgades Prat of CIRCE, Technical Secretary.
Likewise, the Rector group will include representatives of the Ministry of science and innovation, UNESA, Endesa, EON, HC Hidrocantabrico, Iberdrola, Indra, Ormazabal, Telvent, AICIA, ITE and TECNALIA. White Losada closed the ceremony Recalling that thanks to the work of Futured electricity grids have become more visible, a key point for the well-being of society and the economic future and energy. He also pointed out that the challenges for the new stage must go on line social, economic and regulatory sector. The main objective of Futured will continue to be the design and development of new projects to set up networks of the future. This line is the mains 2025 project that aims to unify the different ideas of what the network of the future in a horizon of 20 years, should be guiding the efforts of entities embedded in the electricity sector in Spain, as well as capturing synergies that will help the Spanish electricity sector in general.