Ispaster is a small village of 725 inhabitants, located in the coast of Bizkaia in Spain. Ispaster’s inhabitants are willing to increase their local self-efficiency as regards energy production.
On May 5th 2022, the LocalRES project organized a workshop with 14 members from the community of Ispaster at the local Casa de la Cultura. The attendees were already interested in energy-related topics, including energy communities.
For LocalRES, the workshop represented an opportunity to present the project and its concept, to get feedback from users on its planning tool and to establish a dialogue during a workshop that focused on defining the most urgent goals and needs of the local community.
During this event, the LocalRES team made an overall introduction of the LocalRES project.
To introduce the concept of “energy communities” and Renewable Energy Communities (REC), the team made a state of play of the energy market. People want to take part in the energy process as prosumers. During the workshop, the interest of Ispaster’s community in being part of the energy transition process was clearly expressed.
It is possible to state that a democratic energy transition in Ispaster is possible, thanks to the high commitment and participation of the community and to the actions and the planning tool that LocalRES will develop with the citizens’ collaboration.