This guide has been developed in the Alpine Space project ALPGRIDS, which aims to create and promote a common Microgrid model for the Alpine Space region-based, amongst other things, on experience from 7 Microgrid pilots implemented within ALPGRIDS. It aims to contribute to the development of a shared understanding of Microgrids and their potential role in supporting energy transition and the implementation of local Energy Communities in the Alps.
This initial release of this guide provides information about Microgrids and Energy Communities through a description of the 7 pilot projects implemented by ALPGRIDS project partners, as well as the outcome of transnational exchanges. It also provides information about the policy framework supporting the creation of local Energy communities and provides some initial hints from project partners for implementing such projects. A final release of the guide will be created at the end of the project and will provide further insights into the business and governance models for Microgrid projects in the Alps.