Smart energy storage and grids for islands (INSULAE)
The aim of INSULAE is to foster the deployment of innovative solutions for the decarbonization of EU islands by developing and demonstrating a set of interventions linked to seven replicable use cases on three Lighthouse Islands located in Croatia, in Denmark and in Portugal. The three lighthouse islands will demonstrate these use cases that show how a low-carbon and clean energy supply can succeed. Above all, energy storage and smart grid solutions play an important role. In addition, water, heating energy and transportation will also be considered. These various measures are expected to reduce fossil fuel consumption by an average of 11% on the islands. Results will help validate an Investment Planning Tool which will then be piloted on four Follower Islands. The selected islands are complementary in many ways due to their different location, size, connection to the mainland, economic development, share of renewable energy and CO2 intensity of electricity.
The project consortium covers the entire value chain and consists of five public authorities, six energy and water utilities, four technology providers, two energy software developers, six research institutions, one NGO, one business model expert, one engineering firm and one expert on social aspects and replication.
Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum accompanies the island of Norderney as a project partner in knowledge transfer and replication.
- Project name acronym: INSULAE
- Funding: European Commission, Horizon 2020
- Funding budget for all partners: EUR 9.9 M EUR
- Participating countries: Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom
- Duration: 04/2019 - 11/2023