Not a model I expect to be replicated everywhere but one to study and analyse to see where and to what extent local public energy investment can generate income and energy security in uncertain times. We have certainly seen a growing interest from local authorities in this area, even more so with batteries offering additional flexibility. More certainly to come.
Wildpoldsried, a Bavarian village of about 2600 residents in Germany generates 500% more renewable energy than actually, it needs. The profits gained from the sales of the remainder are powered back to the energy grid.