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Promoting renewables for energy communities and self-consumption

What is the goal of the investment?

Support energy communities, that is, organized coalitions of users who collaborate with each other to produce, consume and manage clean energy through one or more local facilities. The communities can have very varied composition (cooperatives, non-profit associations, condominiums, commercial activities and regional companies...) but they all have the same goal: provide renewable energy at affordable prices to their members. 

Total investment cost 2.20 bn
  • Reduce the gaps in standards of living
Additional details

They actively contribute to the green transition and sustainable development of the country favouring energy efficiency and promoting the development of renewable sources: they are communities of prosumers, the consumers-producers of energy. The ENEA predicts that in 2050 there will be 264 million prosumers, and they will produce up to 45% of the renewable electricity in the entire EU. And the investment aims to support them also in Italy, guaranteeing energy communities the resources to install around 2,000 MW of new electrical network generation capacity, thanks to which around 2,500 GWh will be produced annually, and greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by 1.5 million tons.  The goal is to spread experimentation with auto-production of energy in the areas in which it will have a greater social and territorial impact: public administrations, families and micro-enterprises will be identified in towns with fewer than 5,000 residents, in order to support the economy of the small centres, which are often at risk of depopulation, and to reinforce social cohesion. 

What are the benefits?

  • Promote the development of renewable sources at a decentralized level;
  • Promote the participation of users in the market who would otherwise be excluded;
  • Allow the provision of affordable energy;
  • Combat energy vulnerability and poverty;
  • Support the economies of the small centres, reinforcing social cohesion;

Key steps and expected expenditure

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