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Lugaggia Innovation Community

The municipality of Capriasca installed a 30 kWp PV plant in the village of Lugaggia on the roof of the local kindergarten. The building is located on the edge of a residential area, mainly consisting of single-family houses. The self-consumption potential of the kindergarten is limited because most of the production takes place during school summer holidays when the local consumption is low.

AEM, the DSO serving the area, intends to promote the creation of a SCC named Lugaggia Innovation Community (LIC), connecting together the kindergarten and ten nearby houses.

The energy exchange inside the community will be compliant with existing laws regulating the Self Consumption Communities.

LIC energy communities


Help to assess the local flexibility potential and the different ways in which it could be exploited from a technical point of view.

Provide recommendations how to allow and facilitate the replicability and scalability of peer-to-peer self-consumption communities.

Evaluate the degree of knowledge or acceptance among the community stakeholders to be willing to participate in these new self-consumption communities; a living lab to test users’ acceptance will be set up.

Assess blockchain as a decentralized billing management method introduced by the utility.

Compare centralized vs decentralized load management methods from the DSO point of view (grid costs), energy consumption and economic point of view.