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Cheaper electricity

Many South Tyrolean companies face international competition and are therefore dependent on low-cost energy supplies. Cheaper electricity? Why not? South Tyrol can after all supply itself from its own resources and is now in the fortunate position of being able to offer low-priced electricity to businesses and households.

In its energy policy position paper “The Second Way”, the South Tyrol Energy Association expressed its support for electricity distribution run on a co-operative basis. This model retains the existing ownership relationships. Public operators, private enterprises and co-operative producers could sell their electricity via consumer co-operatives, which – as non-profit organisations that are not obliged to maximise their profits – would distribute power to local consumers at cost. This business-friendly “energy transition” would be the start of an indigenous, responsive energy sector. In other words, the value-added chain would be shorter and electricity would be cheaper.
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