Action Group 9

To make the territory a model region for energy efficiency and renewable energy

Mission

Action Group 9 focuses on the promotion of energy efficiency and the production and use of local renewable energy in the Alpine Region, especially in the public and private sectors. The framework is provided by, inter alia, the EU’s energy directives, the EU goals for 2020 and the Energy Union Package. The action aims at supporting a significant reduction of energy consumption in the housing and mobility sector, as well as in small and medium enterprises. The action promotes energy management and monitoring systems at different levels.

Kick-Off Meeting, 09.03.2016, Bolzano

2nd Action Group 9 meeting, 10.10.2016, Bolzano

3rd Action Group 9 meeting, 14.02.2017, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

4th Action Group 9 meeting, 24.10.2018, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

5th Action Group 9 meeting, 21.03.2018, Bolzano

 

 

3rd Thematic Policy Area
"Environment and Energy"

Specific Objectives

  • Setting up an Alpine energy efficiency cluster. This cluster should serve as a forum for cooperation and innovation, bring technical solutions for the specific energy needs of the Alpine Region, and develop energy efficiency processes and products particularly adapted to the Alpine Region, especially in the housing and mobility sectors.
  • Greening the Alpine infrastructure’: focusing on energy efficiency in the building sector and promote harmonised, affordable and operational assessment tools to be used by public authorities in order to boost sustainable and low-carbon buildings in the Alpine Region.
  • Setting up an Alpine renewable energy cluster while taking into account ecological, economical and land use issues and considering societal trade-offs.
  • Support energy management systems in the Alpine Region by developing, sharing and installing energy efficiency and decentralised monitoring systems at the local level and by promoting regional energy monitoring.
  • Support a better use of local resources and increase energy self-sufficiency while reducing impacts on climate and the environment.
Flavio Ruffini
Role: Leader
Representative of Bozen (Autonomous Province), South Tyrol
Ulrich Santa
Role: Leader
Representative of Bozen (Autonomous Province) - South Tyrol

Additional Representative contacts

Maren Meyer
Representative of Bozen (Autonomous Province), South Tyrol
Agency for Energy South Tyrol-CasaClima, EUSALP Action Group 9 "To make the territory a model region for energy efficiency and renewable energy"
Fabio Berlanda
Representative of Trento (Autonomous Province)
Patrick Biard
Representative of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Johann Binder
Representative of Burgenland
Silvio De Nigris
Representative of Piemonte
Philipp Egger
Representative of St. Gallen
Maria Fabianelli
Representative of Liguria
Jean-Charles Français
Representative of Commissariat de massif des Alpes
Martina Gračner
Representative of Slovenia
Myriam Insam
Representative of Salzburg
Peter Jamer
Representative of Vorarlberg
Jan Lüke
Representative of Carinthia
Giovanni Nuvoli
Representative of Piedmont
Stephan Oblasser
Representative of Tyrol
Peter Obricht
Representative of Lower Austria
Rupert Pritzl
Representative of Bavaria
Wolfram Sparber
Representative of Italy (Ministry of the Environment)
Attilio Tonolo
Representative of Italy (Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies)
Etienne Vienot
Representative of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Stefano Zerbi

Observers

Stefanie Bischof
Ann-Jasmin KRABATSCH
DG REGIO
Edita Smajic

Projects

AlpGov

Jun 2016 to Jun 2019
69% Complete
69%

EUSALP Energy Observatory

Jan 2018 to Dec 2018
52% Complete
52%

Actions

EUSALP Energy Survey

Reliable energy data are the basis for decision-makers to define, to implement and to monitor the effectiveness of energy policies.

Start01/2016
End12/2017

Grey energy assessment in construction/ Alpine construction materials

In order to reach a climate-neutral building stock by 2050, the building sector must be considered.

Start01/2016
End12/2017

Greening the Alpine Infrastructure / Building Sector

Defining a limited set of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) on energy efficient and sustainable performance of buildings, at Alpine Level, to be included in public policies.

Start02/2017
End12/2018

Compilation of an overview of smart grid activities and projects in the member regions

Development of a set of sustainability criteria for electricity grids, based on a survey.

Start02/2017
End12/2018

Defining the Remaining Potentials of Renewable Energies in the Alpine Region

Determining existing potentials for energy production in the EUSALP region.

Start02/2017
End12/2018

EUSALP energy collaboration platform

Identification and joint analysis of the ongoing development of collaboration platforms and the potential harmonization of the solutions, e.g.

Start04/2017
End06/2019

Network for the Promotion of local Energy Management Systems (EMS)

This platform will be set up as a policy decision-making tool to monitor, control and optimize the generation, transmission and final use of energy.

Start01/2018
End06/2019

Enhance Energy Efficiency in Alpine Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

In the SME sector, there are still significant energy savings that can be realized through cost-effective measures.

Start02/2017
End12/2019

EUSALP energy observatory

The EUSALP energy observatory will provide periodic and coherent energy data sharing at regional and macro-regional levels.

Start01/2017
End12/2019

Calendar

EUSALP Energy Conference 2018

Hall Brussels/Brüssel, Congress Centre, Rennweg 3, Innsbruck
02/10/2018 - 09:00 to 17:00
Event type: Main event

The geographic and structural characteristics of the Alps provide good potentials to make the Alpine region a European “model region for renewable energies and energy efficiency”.

6th Action Group 9 meeting

St. Gallen
24/10/2018 - 09:00 to 18:00
Event type: Internal meeting

On 24th of October 2018, Action Group 9 will hold its 6th meeting in St. Gallen.

2nd Forum on Dual Education in the Alpine Region

Telfs
09/11/2018 - 09:30
Event type: 1st Thematic Policy Area meeting

The second forum on dual training will take place in collaboration with the Ausbilderforum of Innsbruck in Telfs  (Tyrol) at the company Thoeni Holding Gmbh.

This year's theme will be: "Shaping dual education together: empowering enterprises to educate".