The village of Alginet is located 25km south of Valencia and has a population of 13,000 inhabitants. Its energy distribution network is owned by the end users through the form of a cooperative by the Electric Cooperative of Alginet.
Alginet’s electric cooperative was created in 1930 by a group of citizens, due to the need for electricity supply in the town and the lack of interest from the electric companies to electrify small population centres, such as Alginet, at that time. Besides the commercialization and distribution of electric energy, the cooperative also plays a major social role in the town by investing and redistributing benefits among the end users. This role includes initiatives to mitigate energy poverty, promote culture and sports, and support the energy transition and climate change adaptation.
Alginet is interested in exploring the advantages and possibilities of implementing a Demand Response Management System, and also to develop a strategy to transition from a basic retailer to an Energy Services Company, as well as empowering their end users.
in the Alginet network, communication, learning, and dissemination through Unión Renovables and associates.