PEGASUS on MED community conference "Efficient buildings and renewable energy" in Ljubljana

5 PEGASUS partners (Municipality of Preko, Municipality of Potenza, MIEMA, University of Cyprus and ENERGAP) have actively participated in a working groups, round tables and the training sessions of the MED community conference "Efficient buildings and renewable energy" in Ljubljana (Slovenia) on the 18th and 19th of October 2018.

They have disseminating the results of the project and the experiences of all 7 pilots: Greek (Mega Evvidrio), French (Saint-Julien-en-Quint), Italian (the Potenza pilot site), Malta’s (Gozo Island), Cyprus (University of Cyprus), Slovenian (Sport Park Ruše) and Croatian (the Preko pilot site).

On the first day Mr Marco Caponigro was one of the moderators on the session about Business Models. He illustrated the concepts of microgrids and local energy communities and the challenges faced by local communities with respect to legal and financial constraints, creation of a critical mass and need of joint actions and synergies among local actors, projects and technical and financial facilitators. Participants talked about technical outcomes of the pilots, policies and funding strategies.

Mayor of San Lawrentz Mr Noel Formosa is one of the users of Pegasus project from Malta. He pointed out importance of microgrids for his town.

The second day was dedicated to the showroom exhibition of the modular projects of both communities, Efficient Buildings and Renewable Energy, presenting their results to all the participants.

On the day 2 Pegasus partners had meeting with Mr Dennis Hesseling from ACER to whom project partners presented PEGASUS, its objectives and agreed on organizing a meeting and joint workshop on microgrids in 2019. From Energap Dr. Vlasta Krmelj was one of the participants in the round table with EU high level actors. The debate was about how do they see the future of the sharing systems, self-production and consumption policies (microgrids & prosumers)? When this will become a reality in most of the world? What about clean energy supply in remote areas such as islands and rural and protected areas? How can local authorities and the private sector be encouraged to invest in this kind of energy business?