Action Group 9

To make the territory a model region for energy efficiency and renewable energy


Action Group 9 focuses on the promotion of energy efficiency and the production and use of local renewable energy in the Alpine Region, especially in the public and private sectors. The framework is provided by, inter alia, the EU’s energy directives, the EU goals for 2020 and the Energy Union Package. The action aims at supporting a significant reduction of energy consumption in the housing and mobility sector, as well as in small and medium enterprises. The action promotes energy management and monitoring systems at different levels.

3rd Thematic Policy Area
"Environment and Energy"

Specific Objectives

  • Setting up an Alpine energy efficiency cluster. This cluster should serve as a forum for cooperation and innovation, bring technical solutions for the specific energy needs of the Alpine Region, and develop energy efficiency processes and products particularly adapted to the Alpine Region, especially in the housing and mobility sectors.
  • Greening the Alpine infrastructure’: focusing on energy efficiency in the building sector and promote harmonised, affordable and operational assessment tools to be used by public authorities in order to boost sustainable and low-carbon buildings in the Alpine Region.
  • Setting up an Alpine renewable energy cluster while taking into account ecological, economical and land use issues and considering societal trade-offs.
  • Support energy management systems in the Alpine Region by developing, sharing and installing energy efficiency and decentralised monitoring systems at the local level and by promoting regional energy monitoring.
  • Support a better use of local resources and increase energy self-sufficiency while reducing impacts on climate and the environment.
Flavio Ruffini
Role: Leader
Region: Bozen (Autonomous Province), South Tyrol
Ulrich Santa
Role: Leader
Region: Bozen (Autonomous Province) - South Tyrol

Additional Representative contacts

Maren Meyer
Region: Bozen (Autonomous Province), South Tyrol
Fabio Berlanda
Region: Trento (Autonomous Province)
Patrick Biard
Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Johann Binder
Region: Burgenland
Philipp Egger
Region: St. Gallen
Maria Fabianelli
Region: Liguria
Jean-Charles Français
Region: Commissariat de massif des Alpes
Martina Gračner
Region: Slovenia
Myriam Insam
Region: Salzburg
Peter Jamer
Region: Vorarlberg
Jan Lüke
Region: Carinthia
Giovanni Nuvoli
Region: Piedmont
Stephan Oblasser
Region: Tyrol
Peter Obricht
Region: Lower Austria
Rupert Pritzl
Region: Bavaria
Wolfram Sparber
Region: Italy (Ministry of the Environment)
Attilio Tonolo
Region: Italy (Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies)
Etienne Vienot
Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes


Florian Mast
Edita Smajic



Status: Active


EUSALP Energy Survey

The EUSALP energy survey will provide fundamental knowledge about regional energy data.

Subgroup 1: Regional Energy Strategies


Network for the Promotion of local Energy Management Systems (EMS)

This platform will be set up as policy a decision-making tool to monitor, control and optimize the generation, transmission and final use of energy.

Subgroup 1: Regional Energy Strategies


Grey Energy Assessment in Construction

Optimizing of buildings throughout their life cycle, minimizing of the consumption of energy, reduction of the environmental burden and improvement of the total economic efficiency

Subgroup 2: Energy Efficiency


Overview of smart grid activities and projects in the member regions

Development of a set of sustainability criteria for electricity grids.

Subgroup 4: Smart Grids


Greening the Alpine Infrastructure with CESBA Alps Initiative

Defining a limited set of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) on energy efficient and sustainable performance of buildings, at Alpine Level, to be included in public policies.

Subgroup 2: Energy Efficiency


Defining the Remaining Potentials of RES in the Alpine Region

Determining existing potentials for energy production in the EUSALP region.

Subgrou 3: Renewable Energies


Enhance Energy Efficiency In SMEs

In the SME sector, there are still significant energy savings that can be realized through cost-effective measures.

Subgroup 2: Energy Efficiency


EUSALP energy observatory

The EUSALP energy observatory will provide periodic and coherent energy data sharing at regional and macro-regional levels.

Subgroup 1: Regional Energy Strategies



EUSALP General Assembly II / First EUSALP Annual Forum

23/11/2017 - 11:00 to 24/11/2017 - 14:00
Location BMW Welt, Munich
Event type: Main event

The Annual Forum 2017 of the EU Alpine Strategy will take place on 23 and 24 November 2017 in the Munich BMW Welt.