With its unique geographical and structural characteristics, the Alpine Region has a good potential to transform into a model region for energy efficiency and renewable energy. To achieve this, reliable energy data is indispensable for decision-makers to formulate, implement and verify the effectiveness of energy policies and measures. At the macro-regional level, too, energy data can support the implementation and monitoring of a long-term cross-border energy strategy for the Alpine Region.
The implementation of the observatory project requires networking a series of actors as well as collecting and standardising the relevant data. As a first step, EUSALP Action Group 9 organizes a series of workshops with energy data experts to exploit the feasibility of a future EUSALP Energy Observatory in 2018.