ALPGRIDS: Increasing Renewable Energy Sources (RES) uptake through Microgrids in the Alps
Development and replication of microgrid solutions for local energy communities in the Alps
In the European Union funded project ALPGRIDS a consortium of 12 partners, among them B.A.U.M. Consult, develop an Alpine microgrid model to foster low-carbon energy communities. The transnational approach aims to create an enabling institutional, socio-cultural and economic environment to successfully take off microgrids in the Alpine Space and beyond.
Changes in electricity generation and consumption patterns lead to new challenges and offer new chances . Using microgrids, local communities, municipalities and energy stakeholders can increase their energy autonomy and improve the resilience of electricity networks in the case of emergencies and power outages. With ALPGRIDS, an interdisciplinary and international project consortium under the coordination of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment Agency investigates the potential of establishing microgrids in the Alpine Space territories and develops an Alpine microgrid model for energy communities and project developers. To foster this transnational enabling environment, the twelve project partners upgrade six existing pilot sites in all five participating countries, Germany, France, Austria, Italy and Slovenia. National, regional and local policy makers benefit from a policy package, for instance to improve their energy and climate plans. A replication programme will involve organizations outside the consortium in relation with the EU-strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) Action Group 9 to make the territory a model region for energy efficiency and renewable energy. ALPGRIDS is co-financed by the European Union via Interreg Alpine Space with over 1,8 million Euros.
- Organization of transnational expert workshops
- Summary of intermediate results
- Alpine microgrid model initial release
- Report on specific measure for microgrid
- Testimonial videos
- Creation of communication materials
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