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.



Kick-Off Meeting, 09.03.2016, Bolzano

2nd Action Group 9 meeting, 10.10.2016, Bolzano

3rd Action Group 9 meeting, 14.02.2017, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

4th Action Group 9 meeting, 24.10.2018, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

5th Action Group 9 meeting, 21.03.2018, Bolzano

6th Action Group 9 meeting, 01.10.2018, Innsbruck

7th Action Group 9 meeting, 07.-08.03.2019, St. Pölten



1st EUSALP Energy Conference 2017 "Energy Efficiency in SMES: A chance for the energy model region EUSALP, 06.06.2017, Bolzano/Bozen

2nd EUSALP Energy Conference "Energy Transition in the Alps", 02.10.2018, Innsbruck


WORKSHOPS & events

1st experts' workshop "EUSALP Energy Observatory", 20.03.2018, Bozen

2nd experts' workshop "EUSALP Energy Observatory", 06.06.2018, Innsbruck

Cross-sectoral workshop "Alpine forests seen from a multi-disciplinary perspective" (EUSALP AG2-AG6-AG7-AG9), 21.11.2018, Innsbruck

Strategic event on energy efficiency in enterprises in the EUSALP MRS; 20-21.03.2019, Bozen

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.
Ulrich Santa
Role: Leader

Additional Representative contacts

Maren Meyer
Fabio Berlanda
Patrick Biard
Silvio De Nigris
Philipp Egger
Maria Fabianelli
Martina Gračner
Myriam Insam
Peter Jamer
Giovanni Nuvoli
Peter Obricht
Rupert Pritzl
Wolfram Sparber
Attilio Tonolo
Etienne Vienot
Stefano Zerbi


Saki Ino
Nathalie Morelle
Edita Smajic



Jun 2016 to Jun 2019
93% Complete

Smart Villages

Apr 2018 to Apr 2020
48% Complete

EUSALP Energy Observatory

Jan 2018 to Dec 2018
133% Complete


EUSALP Energy Survey

Reliable energy data are the basis for decision-makers to define, to implement and to monitor the effectiveness of energy policies.


Grey energy assessment in construction/ Alpine construction materials

In order to reach a climate-neutral building stock by 2050, the building sector must be considered.


Greening the Alpine Infrastructure / Building Sector

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.


Compilation of an overview of smart grid activities and projects in the member regions

Development of a set of sustainability criteria for electricity grids, based on a survey.


Defining the Remaining Potentials of Renewable Energies in the Alpine Region

Determining existing potentials for energy production in the EUSALP region.


EUSALP energy collaboration platform

Identification and joint analysis of the ongoing development of collaboration platforms and the potential harmonization of the solutions, e.g.


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

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


Enhance Energy Efficiency in Alpine Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

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


EUSALP energy observatory

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



Strategic AG9 event: Energy efficiency in enterprises in the EUSALP macro-region

NOI Techpark, Via A. Volta 13a, 39100 Bolzano
21/03/2019 - 14:00 to 22/03/2019 - 14:00
Event type: EUSALP Public Event

Background information

Routes4U Meeting for the Alpine Region (EUSALP)

Fort of Bard, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 85, 11020 Bard, AO Italy
02/04/2019 - 13:30 to 03/04/2019 - 15:30
Event type: EUSALP Public Event

With the main topic “Strengthening regional development through the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe” the first Routes4U meeting for the Alpine Region is organized by the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Autonomous Region of Valle d'A

Meeting of the Friends of EUSALP

Place du Champ de Mars 2, 1050 BRUSSELS
10/04/2019 - 05:00
Event type: EUSALP Public Event

In the framework of EUSALP Italian Presidency 2019, MEP Herbert Dorfmann will chair the event FRIENDS OF EUSALP on 10 April 10 in Brussels.