GIFT - GEOGRAPHICAL ISLANDS FLEXIBILITY
GIFT is an innovative project that aims to decarbonise the energy mix of European islands. European islands have to abide by the law of their countries that push toward a greener energy mix to comply with the European and international agreements. GIFT is willing to develop innovative systems to allow islands to integrate vast amount of renewables.
Through the development of multiple creative solutions, such as a virtual power system, energy management systems for harbours, factories, homes, better prediction of supply and demand and visualisation of those date through a GIS platform, and innovative storage systems allowing synergy between electrical, heating and transportation networks, GIFT will increase the penetration rate of renewable energy sources into the islands’ grid, reducing their needs for diesel generation and thus decreasing the greenhouse gases emissions directly related to it.
During 4 years, the partners will develop and demonstrate the solutions in two lighthouse islands, in Norway and in Italy and study the replicability of the solution in Greek and Italian islands. The complementarity of these islands in terms of climate, energy mix, population and activities are meant to have solutions adaptable to different situations.
The consortium aims to provide sustainable solutions with a strong market uptake and plans to widely disseminate their solutions and replicate it on all relevant islands in the EU and beyond.
- Date : 2018 - 2022
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