SELTA is a medium-sized Italian company, leading actor in Automation, Telecommunications, Information & Communication Technology and Security sectors. Founded in 1972, Selta operates with 350 employees. The headquarters are in Cadeo (Piacenza) where the management and the Business Unit EA&T (Energy Automation & Transport) are located. Other main offices are in Tortoreto (Teramo) where operations activities and the BU EC&N (Enterprise Communication & Network) are located. A third seat is located in Rome.

Selta is an Italian technological company, leading in the design of solutions for network’s automation in the field of energy and transport, for public and private telecommunications networks, for security in the field of Defense and cybersecurity. Selta has important references among private companies of all sizes, central and local public organizations, public utilities and telecommunications operators. At the market of electrical distribution, transport and generation networks, Selta brings decades of experience and partnerships with major Italian and international operators.

Solutions range from the systems for the control and management of low and medium voltage distribution substations, up to the automation systems the high voltage transmission network. In recent years, Selta has become a major player in Smart Grids development programs in Europe and today is considered a leader in this area. The portfolio is completed by solutions for line control and station equipment in the railway sector.

In the European SmartNet project Selta’s contribution has played a central role. Its know-how on automation and control systems, power-line communication solutions (PLC) and transmission technologies as well as deep knowledge with respect to Smart Grids for energy networks optimization have been fundamental in the devolvement of the regulation and communication systems. In the field of automation, Selta has been one of the main modernizers of Italian HV transmission and of MV distribution networks; currently Selta is working on several projects for the automation of substations for Terna developing a new generation of substation automation systems (compliant with protocol IEC 61850) including advanced SCADA systems, network monitoring devices and remote control solutions. Regarding Italian scenario, Selta made the biggest contribution to Enel’s MV substation remote control and is now working in close collaboration on several smart grid projects.

main tasks and responsibilities within the project

Development of hardware technologies related to the upgrade of the secondary substation via a Medium Voltage Regulation System and a Plant Central Controller for its deployment in the use cases 7 and 8 that will be carried out in Italy, led by EDYNA.