As already reported in the large scale pilot in Milan, Italy, also this case study is not yet an energy community, because of regulation, technical, legal and social barriers to energy peer to peer exchange in Italy, even within the same building. E.g. the PV energy produced and all the energy systems serve each single family.
Italian territory and built environment represent a large case study in the Mediterranean environment where the implementation of NRG2peer platform and initiative is much difficult but also very much needed. The motivation for such barriers mainly consists of the fact that most of the buildings for residential use are represented by single or double family houses, where community contracts are inapplicable at this stage of the analysis, even due to legal lacks preventing the field application of shared contracts related to energy systems, renewables, facility management systems etc. In this view, this pilot is basically motivated by this emergency, also replicable in the whole Mediterranean area. In Italy, out of total 12.2 million of residential buildings, 6.3 million are single family houses, and 2.8 million are double family houses. This proportion represents about 75% of the total with about 15% of uncertainty due to recent developments not included in the last national census campaign. As anticipated, all these buildings are mostly characterized by independent energy use and appliances where energy efficiency strategies and other community shared systems are currently impossible to be implemented without another independent economic and legal authority, further than the specific residential unit. This scheme makes the peer-community implementation even harder, also from a regulatory perspective. In this view, the late majority and laggard case study will focus on the private housing stock owned by independent users and managed by Elettrica Valeri s.r.l. (VALE) which contributed to the energy efficiency solution implementation of the pilot houses.
This private housing stock is represented by the core of 4 pilot buildings which will be continuously monitored for short significant periods with varying season and occupancy during the course of the first year of the project, and where these data will be put at disposal of the project, in order to train dedicated simulation models and network synergy effects. Together with these specific 4 buildings where all the 3 levels of the platform will be implemented, the pilot case is represented by other 3 groups of residential independent buildings, where at least level 3 of the platform will be implemented and users will be reached out, thanks to the cooperation of local consumer associations, local certification agencies and municipalities (see attached the letters of cooperation about Umbrian territory).