In its recent legislation, the Italian government has introduced a provision which enables homes, public entities and businesses to invest, sell, generate and distribute renewable energy. The announcement follows the government’s amendment of near annual Milleproroghe decree.
According to reports, the pilot program of the community energy rules will focus on rooftop PV systems with a generation capacity of no more than 200 kW. This will run until June 2021.
Installations which operate under the community energy provisions will not be subjected to net metering payments for excess energy back into the grid. Owners however will be entitled to the Irpef (personal income tax) deduction. This will be available to renewables systems under sustainable building reforms.
Based on sources, community energy-regulated systems include energy storage with prosumers who generate and consume energy on-site, these are necessary to use for the grid infrastructure. Furthermore, the clean energy generated by community energy members require to be consumed either immediately by members or needs to be stored and cannot be fed back into the larger electricity network.