The event has been organised in Cittadella, Victoria – Gozo. The key participants from 2 local Councils, the Gozo Regional Committee and the Environment and Resources Authority have been invited to participate in the seminar.
The main objective of the event was to transfer to the local political level the latest achievements of PEGASUS, illustrating them how this cooperation project - involving 7 micro-grid pilot areas in the Mediterranean region - helps small communities to become more energy independent.
The seminar was intended to offer an overview on the micro-grid model simulation studies made by the project partners in each pilot case, through a cost-benefit analysis; the draft of a business case and the evaluation of the administrative and energy national regulations.
The economic and environmental advantages of the setting up of local community-based micro-grids have been highlighted and discussed, particularly in relation to different types of potential micro-grid users (consumers, prosumers, commercial buildings, public buildings and residences).
MIEMA staff also presented the agency’s main activities and ongoing projects, giving particular attention to the PEGASUS micro-grid pilot study of San Lawrenz LC – Gozo, which builds up on the pilot implemented as part of the H2020 project Empower. Mr Noel Formosa, Mayor of San Lawrenz, spoke about the results achieved through collaboration with MIEMA on Interreg MED projects under the Renewable Energy Community.