During the 4th Action Group 9 meeting the members took stock of the ongoing and planned activities, reports and project development that support the implementation of the Action Group’s work plan. The Action Group leader Ulrich Santa, opened the meeting and adopted the meeting agenda. The meeting was organized as a plenary session. Wolfram Sparber, Silvia Tomasi and Giulia Garegnani (Institute for renewable energy, EURAC) presented the draft version of the EUSALP energy survey. Patrick Biard and Etienne Vienot (both AURA EE) followed up on the development of the EUSALP energy observatory. Maren Meyer (KlimaHaus) gave an overview over project developments in the frame of the Alpine Space call, presented proposals to further institutionalize the communication and the collaboration with external experts and stakeholders and reported on the outcomes of the EUSALP Action Group 9 experts' workshop "KPI for greening the Alpine Infrastructure". Wolfram Sparber (EURAC) gave an overview over past and ongoing ASP projects in the field of renewable energy. Susanne Supper and Tino Blondiau (both eNU) presented good practices in the field of smart grids in the Alpine region. Stephan Oblasser (Tyrol) gave an overview over the regional energy strategy in Tyrol. The meeting ended with a scheduling of meetings for the calendar year 2018.