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ALPGRIDS

Increasing RES uptake through Microgrids in the Alps

The project, involving 12 project partners from 5 EU Member States, is aimed at creating a transnational enabling environment for the uptake of renewable energies and the creation of low-carbon energy communities in Alpine territories through the deployment of microgrids. In particular, ALPGRIDS will focus on:

  • Developing a common understanding of microgrids and their benefits;
  • Creating an enabling policy environment for microgrids;
  • Replicating the microgrid model in the Alpine Space and beyond.

To achieve these goals, the project will build on 7 existing microgrid pilot sites in 5 countries and take them to the next steps in order to develop the following key outputs:

  • an alpine microgrid model for energy communities and project developers;
  • a policy package for national, regional and local policy makers;
  • a replication program involving organizations outside the consortium.

The key benefits of this project are:

  • Increasing the energy autonomy of local communities;
  • Improving the resilience of electricity networks in the case of emergencies and power outages;
  • Reducing the electric losses and infrastructure costs;
  • Introducing of new services to the grid.

For further information, please contact Dr. Paola Laiolo at paola.laiolo@unige.it

ALPGRIDS

Full titleIncreasing RES uptake through Microgrids in the Alps
AcronymALPGRIDS
ObjectiveIncrease the uptake of renewable energy sources (RES) in the Alps through microgrid solutions
DurationOctober 2019 – June 2022 (33 months)
Budget€ 1.881.778
Lead PartnerAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment Agency (AURA-EE)
Italian Partners• Regional agency for Infrastructures, building Renovation and Energy of Liguria ( I.R.E. S.P.A. )
• Design and Management of Electrical Power Assets (DeMEPA)
• Municipality of Udine
• University of Genoa – Savona Campus
EU Program 4th INTERREG Alpine Space (2014-2020 program)
Websitewww.alpine-space.eu/projects/alpgrids/