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 title
Increasing RES uptake through Microgrids in the Alps
Acronym ALPGRIDS
Objective Increase the uptake of renewable energy sources (RES) in the Alps through microgrid solutions
Duration October 2019 – June 2022 (33 months)
Budget € 1.881.778
Lead Partner Auvergne-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)
Website www.alpine-space.eu/projects/alpgrids/