The project aims to give evidence of the feasibility of microgrids acting on technical or administrative obstacles which are hindering the use of microgrids in disadvantaged areas; a tested business model will show advantages of smart interconnection and facilitate the adoption of necessary acts to define an ENABLING environment. Institutional decision makers, end-users, market operators will be fully involved in the preparation, testing, evaluation and transfer pilot results and building a common understanding and presentation advantages of microgrids use. The simulation will lead to identify a complex of measures (technical, economic, organizational, even regulatory) to be further developed at Regional and local level as: SEAP actions, the ToR with technical specification, ERDF OP/ RDP measures, the eco-financial benchmarks.

The growing power consumption in already fragile territories, as rural area and islands could benefit from the technological development that the RES are bringing. In particular the opportunity to use more efficiently RES, already present in the MED territories (solar, biomass…) through the application of smart technology, might represent a step forward towards a sustainable and inclusive growth. Unfortunately, the organization of deployment, exploitation and operation models as the use of microgrids is not yet in its full development stage. Even though the technology is available and examples of regulations start to be present, absence of an enabling environment that can foster a common market represent the main challenge. The local institutions can lead the change stimulating the business environment.

Examples of applications and business models have been already experienced and a well-represented consortium in terms of stakeholder interest, led by the Municipality of Potenza will contribute to propose a working model with all the necessary framework arrangements. Therefore the consortium launch PEGASUS aiming to combine, test and transfer previous experience in a new full fledged package of tools for the local public Sector in the MED area: from conceptualization, through organize till financial promotion. This also involving all the stakeholders including end-users and business community: “Jointly to increase the share of the RES in the involved territories”.

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FEDARENE INFO 47 – Focus on Steps forward for Renewable Energy Communities in Europe


Our 2019 Autumn Edition of the FEDARENE Info is out! This season, we focus on Renewable Energy Communities: what are they? How is EU policy supporting the creating of these Communities? What good examples do we have across Europe?

PEGASUS Newsletter #5 is out!


The 5th edition of the newsletter includes the dates of the final events, conclusions and evaluations on the PEGASUS pilots, and the reports on the communication activities and events in the Transferring phase.

Proposals for measures supporting the development of microgrids in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes


This document explains the national and European context on collective self-consumption and describes the measures required to support the development of microgrids in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

A Pilot Microgrid at the Ruše Sports Park – Technical and Economic Evaluation


In the Sport Park Ruše in Slovenia, the pilot site is based in a sports resort and includes two existing PV plants of 50 kWp each. A group of four buildings was selected that would represent the loads of a micro-grid with about 500 MWh/year total electricity consumption.

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Emerging Business Models for Energy Communities – Lessons from the PEGASUS project – WEBINAR

This PEGASUS webinar will present the details of the “energy communities” provisions Clean Energy Package, bring forward the perspective of a funding body supporting such projects and showcase microgrid economic scenarios.

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Takeaways from the PEGASUS Microgrids Summer School

A successful two days summer school took place on 30th and 31st of May 2019 in Cagliari, Italy powered by the PEGASUS project and supported by Interreg Mediterranean.

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Meet us at EUSEW – PEGASUS stand on 19 June – 9 to 12:30

Are you attending this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels, then don’t forget to pass by the PEGASUS stand next Wednesday! You’ll learn how microgrids operate in practice, the benefits they may bring to a local energy community as well as the commercial viability of this new technology.

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Greek Pilot: Mega Evydrio solution

The main objective of the Greek pilot is to simulate a micro-grid operation, including storage systems and flexible electricity tariffs. The Greek pilot is going to be connected to the public grid, but it will be able also to operate in ‘island’ condition.

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Preko Pilot: Olive oil mill building and PV

The Preko pilot consists of a microgrid using photovoltaic panels as renewable energy source (RES), installed on an olive oil mill acting as RES (Prosumer) and „Pučko otvoreno učilište“ building that is acting as consumer.

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