European project INSULAE
Maximizing the impact of innovative energy approaches on EU islands
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. Results will help validate an Investment Planning Tool which will then be piloted on four Follower Islands (located in Spain, in Germany, in The Netherlands Antilles and in Greece) in order to develop decarbonisation action plans. The chosen islands are complementary in many aspects: location, size, connection with the mainland, economic development, renewable share and carbon intensity.
INSULAE contributes to the Clean Energy for EU Islands Initiative by providing an Investment Planning Tool (IPT) able to create actions plans for the islands to generate their own sustainable, low-cost energy. The interventions will prove the ability of the use cases to develop RES-based systems 40-70% cheaper than diesel generation, thus, enabling an average reduction of the fossil fuel consumption of 11% after a large deployment of the use cases in the INSULAE islands.
The project team is carefully balanced along the entire value chain, counting five public authorities, six energy and water utilities, four technology providers, two energy software developers, six RTOs, one environment NGO, one business models expert, one engineering company and one entity for social aspects and replication.
Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum is one of the project partners and supports the island Norderney. It is responsible for knowledge transfer and replication.
Project duration: 04/2019 – 03/2023
Participating countries: Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, U.K.