Frequently asked questions
Yes, we can do this by creating a "energy self-consumption community". The households forming the community have the opportunity to exchange the locally produced renewable energy.
For the "energy self-consumption community" we create a sub-network at the local level, which connects thehouses. In addition, we install a community battery, which stores the photovoltaic solar energy when nobody needs it, to make it available at later times. So you can use solar energy even at night!
To satisfy the electricity demand of all the users connected to the self-consumption community, first of all we verify the availability of electricity produced locally by the community's solar systems and possibly stored in local batteries. If this energy is not sufficient to cover the demand, we take the necessary electricity from the electricity grid.
There is therefore no risk of running out of electricity.
By becoming a member of the self-consumption community, you can also learn how to organize your domestic consumption so as to take advantage of solar photovoltaic energy as much as possible.
Yes, the homes of the "self-consumption community" that have a solar photovoltaic system can share the electricity produced by their own plant with the community. The exchange of energy between peers (other users of the self-consumption network) is regulated by specific sales contracts, with advantageous rates for the seller compared to the sale to the electricity grid.
The members of the self-consumption community sign a contract with the "Lugaggia community of self-consumption". This contract also regulates the conditions for the exchange (purchase and sale) of electricity in the "self-consumption community", fixing the relative rates.
In the specific case of the "Lugaggia community of self-consumption", created as part of an experimental project, AEM SA guarantees the operation and ensures that the members of the community will not pay higher amounts than those calculated with the AEM SA official tariffs.