Laboratory of Energy Policy at the University of Ljubljana


The EU-funded project shows how energy communities under varying regulatory schemes, leveraging different financing mechanisms and using different technologies can work within grid constraints and find optimisations. The crucial common aspect is cooperation within the community to fully control decentralised local energy systems. This leads to a secure, sustainable and decarbonised energy supply with all actors along the energy value chain engaged.


  • Results obtained by real implementation of the solutions and progress beyond pure research and theoretical models using active communication
  • 13 consortium partners achieved important innovations in all pilots
  • First of its kind approach whole-community approach in Slovenia

About the Practice:
The project aims to empower local energy systems and to enable optimal integration and control of all the energy vectors, storage and electromobility options to maximise decarbonisation and energy savings while fostering the creation of energy communities. It creates new ways to stimulate actors in the value
chain to cooperate to maximise the societal benefit, foster the adoption of the technological solutions and enable a large-scale replication of the developed technological solutions and business models.

This practice was the winner of the 2021 'Good Practice of the Year' award in the category of Communication and Engagement.

RGI gratefully acknowledges the EU LIFE funding support:

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