Storo is a municipality, with an approximate population of 2800 inhabitants, that is part of the Giudicarie Community Valley local government, in the Province of Trento. Storo is 70km apart from Trento and 50km from San Lorenzo in Banale. The municipality is located at 400mt above the sea level and it covers an area of 63km2. Concerning electricity, Storo is served by the Electrical Consortium of Storo (CEdiS): a Cooperative founded in 1904 in the lower Chiese Valley with the aim to produce and distribute electricity in the municipalities of Storo, Ledro and Bondone. CEdiS produces electricity using renewable sources (hydropower plant and photovoltaic) that is sold to the local families (Cooperative members) with a discount of roughly 20% compared to the market price. Furthermore, the consortium also provides broadband connectivity by means of fiber-optic network . For what concerns thermal distribution, Storo avails itself of methane grid through Trenta.
Relevance for the project ( click here )
- A selected area of Storo will be the test site focusing on both technical and social dimensions for the CIVIS project. The following aspects make Storo relevant for the project
- The local production, distribution and management of electrical energy is controlled by CEdiS, which also controls the local optical fiber for ICT services. CEdiS is a cooperative institution, participated in the societal shareholding by the local citizens;
- 100% of RES for electrical energy production and consumption;
- CEdiS supports the promotion of tasks and actions focused to promote energy savings and the efficient use of energy resources, protecting the environment and sustainable development according to the local resources, with particular attention to innovation;
- There are many local associations and a consolidated sense of community;
- Presence of a local school where involving the young generations in the topics of energy efficiency and renewable sources will be possible
Impact (click here )
The impact of the pilot site Storo will be on the new social dimension that integrate the end-user level with public/private stakeholders. The pilot site will demonstrate a new community level organization and interaction in the energy management sector, innovating informative details, interaction models, collaborative and common targeted approaches. The overall impact will be expected in terms of:
- Augment, integrate and test a new ICT platform, supported by smart accounting systems, able to effectively link energy grids to the social/business level;
- Integrate and deploy a new decision support system (DSS) able to achieve energy savings and reduced CO2 impacts by enabling a close interaction between prosumers and DSO authorities and by fostering social dynamics;
- Execute a number of dissemination actions (for the local primary school, the local associations and the tourist operators) to improve the energy consumption and production awareness (with a set of best practices) and help the diffusion of RES (in particular in the thermal energy sector);
- Activate a new dialogue with CEdiS and the political administration of Storo Municipality on topics as energy efficiency, energy savings and diffusion of RES;
- CIVIS has identified a reduction potential in the range of 3-7%, both for the energy consumption and CO2 emission targets.
Energy structure & Technical Description ( click here )
|Number of dwellings||1.661|
|Typology of users||Mostly families and private citizens, a small industrial area, 1 hotel, some public building (eg. 1 kindergarten, 1 primary school, 1 municipality home).|
|Systems (building level, district level, technologies ...)||
Both building level and district level systems for electric and thermal energy.
Building level systems source: biomass (use of firewood is very diffused), diesel fuel, GPL, solar thermal energy, PV, geothermal.
District level systems: electric energy from hydropower production, centralized PV, methane.
District level systems: electric energy from hydropower production, centralized PV.
Electric distribution grid is available and managed by CEdiS.
Thermal distribution grid (methane) is available and managed by Trenta
|Energy balance and RES diffusion in the area of CEIS||
Electric energy production and consumption is 100% from RES. CEdiS control 6 hydro plants (average yield 20 GWh/year, 6243 kW total power) and 330 PV installations (average yield 6 GWh/year, kW 10081 total power). They need an import of approximately 6 GWh (100% RES) from the market.
Lower share of RES for thermal energy, mostly firewood and solar thermal panels.
|Info-telematic system at system level||All data at DSO level are available on local electricity produced, exchanged and imported from the grid.|
|Info-telematic system (energy consumption profiles) at user level||General availability of data for electrical consumptions, lack of data on heating and hot sanitary water|
|Info-telematic system utility to peer and peer to utility enabling social / business models application||No social business models actually implemented|
|Integration of energy and mobility management||No actual action ongoing on this issue|
|Distributed storage systems (yes/not, storage capacity)||No storage systems|