Takeaways from the webinar "Local energy communities : a win for all in the energy transition"


Local energy communities, a win for all in the energy transition

More than 60 participants attended the EU roundtable on energy communities in Alpine region. Based on the findings of the ALPGRIDS Alpine Space project, the webinar addressed policy gaps and highlighted supportive policy measures and instruments. It also presented concrete initiatives in Alpine territories and discussed key opportunities and challenges.


Panel discussion about ALPGRIDS findings and policy recommendations: ALPGRIDS project partners and observers with feedback from the audience

  • Complexity of administrative procedures (for the regulation of self-sufficient community the investor needs almost three times more documentation than in the case of individual self-sufficiency).
  • Long waiting periods for obtaining consent for the connection of power plants by electricity distributors and in many cases refusing consents due to network incapacity
  • Increased investments in strengthening already built networks and investments in intelligent networks with new technologies that take into account the dynamic demands of consumption and planned diversified production
  • Eliminate administrative requirements and barriers for customers that prevent them from choosing to participate in collective self-sufficiency or Energy communities