After one year of work and regular online meetings, the LocalRES Consortium had the chance to meet in person for the second time. On April 4th and 5th, the LocalRES project meeting took place at the CARTIF‘s headquarters in Valladolid (Spain).
The team enjoyed two intense days of collaborative work, focused on energy communities and digital tools to boost their creation and operation.
The latest progress and the first preliminary results of the project LocalRES have been shared and reviewed during the first day of the meeting.
The project partner DOWEL first presented a very interesting Regulatory Assessment on Renewable Energy Communities. Then, CARTIF introduced to the team the project Use Case and finally, AIT shared long-term Decarbonisation scenarios of our LocalRES demo sites.
After that, the Consortium checked the project challenges through specific sessions.
The meeting was also the occasion to talk about the challenges and planned actions in all of the LocalRES demo sites: Ispaster (Spain), Berchidda (Italy), Ollersdorf (Austria) and Kökar (Finland).
The project partners had the pleasure to hear the success story of the Austrian village of Ollersdorf. Its mayor, Mr. Bernd Strobl shared the intense work towards decarbonisation that the village is doing since several years.
His very inspiring words enabled to highlight how community work based on effective citizen engagement can lead to such amazing results!
After this hard work, the project partners walked around the city center of Valladolid to enjoy a dinner together. Even at the restaurant, thoughts about the creation of the LocalRES Community continued to flow!
The second day of sessions started with the first LocalRES Exploitation Workshop, coordinated by DOWEL.
The project partners then worked together on the Communication and Dissemination of the project with Energy Cities.
The taskforce thought about the spreading of the LocalRES messages. It focused especially on the communication of the key role of Energy Communities in the decarbonisation of energy systems in Europe.
At the end, everyone returned to their home country strongly motivated to keep up the work towards a socially fair energy transition!