Coreso (Coordination of Electricity System Operators) mointors Europe Electricity network 24/7

A technician works on December 21, 2011 on computer at Coreso, an independent company, in Brussels. Inside an ordinary building in central Brussels, a team of 20 engineers monitor a huge network of electricity grids 24 hours a day, making sure millions of European homes never go dark. With their eyes focused on 20 computers and a big screen with the map of Western Europe, the international team at Coreso (Coordination of Electricity System Operators) can spot any problems that might arise from northern Germany to southern Italy. Energy security is a growing concern in the 27-state European Union, where electricity grids often cross national boundaries, making citizens in one country dependent on the effectiveness of a network in another nation.

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