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
Stefano Zerbi


Stefanie Bischof
Edita Smajic



Status: Active


EUSALP Energy Survey

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

Subgroup 1: Energy Strategies


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.

Subgroup 2: Energy Efficiency


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.

Subgroup 2: Energy Efficiency


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.

Subgroup 4: Smart Grids


Defining the Remaining Potentials of Renewable Energies in the Alpine Region

Determining existing potentials for energy production in the EUSALP region.

Subgroup 3: Renewable Energies


EUSALP energy collaboration platform

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

Subgroup 1: Regional Energy Strategies


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.

Subgroup 1: Regional Energy Strategies


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.

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



6th Action Group 2 meeting in Lyon

01/02/2018 - 10:30 to 17:00
Location Hôtel de Région, 1 Esplanade F. Mitterrand, 69002 Lyon, France
Event type: Internal meeting

On 1st of February 2018, Action Group 2 will hold its 6th meeting in Lyon.

5th Action Group 9 meeting

21/03/2018 - 09:00 to 18:00
Location: Bolzano
Event type: Internal meeting

On 21st of March 2018, Action Group 9 will hold its 5th meeting in Bolzano. The meeting is organized together with the first workshop on the "EUSALP energy observatory".

EUSALP Energy Conference 2018

07/06/2018 - 09:00 to 18:00
Location: Innsbruck
Event type: EUSALP presentation event

On 7th of June 2018 EUSALP Action Group 9 will organize its annual EUSALP Energy Conference. A detailed programme will be published in March 2018.