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.

 

Meetings

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

6th Action Group 9 meeting, 01.10.2018, Innsbruck

7th Action Group 9 meeting, 07.-08.03.2019, St. Pölten

 

ANNUAL EUSALP ENERGY CONFERENCE

1st EUSALP Energy Conference 2017 "Energy Efficiency in SMES: A chance for the energy model region EUSALP, 06.06.2017, Bolzano/Bozen

2nd EUSALP Energy Conference "Energy Transition in the Alps", 02.10.2018, Innsbruck

 

WORKSHOPS & events

1st experts' workshop "EUSALP Energy Observatory", 20.03.2018, Bozen

2nd experts' workshop "EUSALP Energy Observatory", 06.06.2018, Innsbruck

Cross-sectoral workshop "Alpine forests seen from a multi-disciplinary perspective" (EUSALP AG2-AG6-AG7-AG9), 21.11.2018, Innsbruck

Strategic event on energy efficiency in enterprises in the EUSALP MRS; 20-21.03.2019, Bozen

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.
Ulrich Santa
Role: Leader
Representative of Bozen (Autonomous Province) - South Tyrol

Additional Representative contacts

Maren Meyer
Representative of Bozen (Autonomous Province), South Tyrol
Fabio Berlanda
Representative of Trento (Autonomous Province)
Patrick Biard
Representative of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Silvio De Nigris
Representative of Piemonte
Philipp Egger
Representative of St. Gallen
Maria Fabianelli
Representative of Liguria
Martina Gračner
Representative of Slovenia
Myriam Insam
Representative of Salzburg
Peter Jamer
Representative of Vorarlberg
Giovanni Nuvoli
Representative of Piedmont
Peter Obricht
Representative of Lower Austria
Rupert Pritzl
Representative of Bavaria
Wolfram Sparber
Representative of European Academy Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC)
Attilio Tonolo
Representative of Italy (Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies)
Etienne Vienot
Representative of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Stefano Zerbi
Representative of University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland

Observers

Saki Ino
Ann-Jasmin KRABATSCH
Nathalie Morelle
Edita Smajic

Projects

AlpGov

Jun 2016 to Jun 2019
85% Complete
85%

Smart Villages

Apr 2018 to Apr 2020
36% Complete
36%

EUSALP Energy Observatory

Jan 2018 to Dec 2018
106% Complete
106%

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

Strategic event: Energy efficiency in enterprises in the EUSALP macro-region

NOI Techpark, Via A. Volta 13a, 39100 Bolzano
21/03/2019 - 14:00 to 22/03/2019 - 14:00
Event type: EUSALP Public Event

On 20 and 21 March 2019, decision-makers, administrations, businesses and R&D will gather in Bolzano to discuss how energy efficiency in Alpine enterprises can be strategically promoted in the EUSALP.