In the hills of Castiglione Aldobrando, near Gubbio, an EWT wind turbine has been installed, creating Italy’s largest collective wind power plant. This plant, owned by families who purchased shares in the cooperative èNostra, will generate enough electricity to meet the annual needs of approximately a thousand households.
The cooperative, consisting of 12,000 members, aims to produce renewable energy for self-consumption and offers fixed-rate tariffs based on the production cost of energy. The success of this project demonstrates a grassroots example of democratic and participatory energy transition. Additionally, the cooperative is notable for its inclusion of women in leadership positions, challenging the gender disparity in energy policies and promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing.
La Repubblica published an article about the project: