What: COMPILE was awarded with the RGI’s 2021 prize “Good Practice of the Year”

Where: Brussels, Belgium

When: 7th December 2021

We are proud to inform you that the COMPILE project received the »Good Practice of the Year« award in the Communication and Engagement category awarded by the German association Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI). Every year an independent jury awards outstanding ideas that address current challenges in the field of power grid development.

The award ceremony was held in Brussels on December 7 2021 within the conference »Optimising Energy and Empowering Nature«. It was kicked off by the keynote speaker Mr. Virginijus Sinkevičius, the EU Commissioner for Environment. Due to non-favorable travel circumstances, the COMPILE team representative, Mr. Edin Lakić from the University of Ljubljana, participated in the event online.

COMPILE convinced the evaluators with its innovative value, transferability and relevance in promoting decentralised energy transition solutions in remote areas through energy communities. Beyond its technical achievements, the project’s exemplary communication approach and success in communities’ engagement through a web-based user-friendly guide contribute to connecting the dots between the renewable transformation of different sectors such as transportation and heating and the complexity of pan-European grid planning.

The following are the main achievements of the project that were highlighted by the jury:

  • 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.

Winning and competing practices from all categories are collected in a special brochure.

The same as everything we do, also the award is a result of a team effort so thank you to all the partners for the exceptional work!