It was the 22nd of December 2020 when the technical rules for renewable energy communities and collective self-consumption in Italy were published by GSE (Gestore dei Servizi Energetici – state-owned company which manages renewable energy incentives). Consumers and producers can now share renewable energy produced locally; the “shared” electricity (equal to the minimum, on an hourly basis, between the electricity fed back into the grid by the production plants and the electricity drawn from the power network) benefits of the incentive program established by the Italian Authority.  In March 2021 a consultation with the interested parties has been launched by GSE in order to verify and, eventually, revise the technical rules for establishing the renewable energy communities.