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Arcipelago di Lipari

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Island facts

Exact population
Exact density
Local grid
Secretariat engagement

The Aeolian Archipelago is in the southern Tyrrhenian Sea. It comprises seven islands, six under the Municipality of Lipari (Lipari itself, Vulcano, Panarea, Stromboli, Alicudi and Filicudi). The differences between the islands and the distance between them and from the mainland determine a mosaic of issues: complexity in energy supply, high costs and fossil-based transports. The whole archipelago is non-interconnected between the mainland and among him. The management of the electric grid and the energy production are handled by private actors (S.E.L. srl in Lipari) and ENEL S.p.A. in the other islands that own the diesel oil-fired power plants. 

Despite a high commitment from the citizens, the current RES penetration is lower than 1%. The 30 for 2023 call will enable Lipari and the islands under his administration hat to increase the deployed RES capacity up to 100%, acting on the electricity generation (i.e. traditional RES and Biofuels), exploring new strategies (i.e. geothermal power), increasing the awareness of the local fabric promoting responsible and shared behaviours (i.e. REC).

Organisations involved in the energy transition: 

Comune di Lipari -

S.E.L. – Società Elettrica Liparese -

Associazione Isole Sostenibili -

Associazione Tecnici Eoliani 

Federalberghi delle Isole Eolie -

Politecnico di Torino, MOREnergy Lab - www.polito.it


Assessorato dell’Energia e dei servizi di Pubblica Utilità della Regione Siciliana – Dipartimento Energia - link 

Please note that the island of Lipari has jointly applied for the 30 for 2030 call with Salina | Clean energy for EU islands (